The Find Housing online tool is now live to help Albertans locate and apply for affordable housing. The tool guides potential applicants through the process of evaluating their eligibility, and connects them with providers and housing options for their individual situations.
Created with the input of current tenants, housing operators, and social service agencies, the tool will provide information previously spread across numerous sources and streamline the application process.
“Searching and applying for housing support can be a difficult task, which is why Alberta’s government made it a priority to streamline this process. Thanks to input from tenants living in affordable housing and the agency staff who support them, the new Find Housing online tool is an easy, effective way for Albertans to access the housing they need.”Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing
“The Affordable Housing industry can be challenging to navigate due to the variety of housing solutions that are available. What is exciting about the Find Housing online tool is that it will assist individuals to find the appropriate housing type within the community of their choice.”Margot Hagarty, executive director, Leduc Regional Housing Foundation
The tool can also be used by family members, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies to help others access housing information and affordable housing solutions.
The Find Housing online tool reflects the Government of Alberta’s commitment to address the Affordable Housing Review Panel’s recommendations and transform the affordable housing system. Based on its advice, the government is working to clearly define its role, tap into community expertise, expand partnerships, reward innovation, and simplify the affordable housing system.
- Albertans seeking affordable housing options can find the tool at: https://findhousing.alberta.ca/.
- The Affordable Housing Review Panel’s final report identified a clear need to redefine the government’s role, tap into community expertise, expand partnerships, reward innovation and simplify the system. Alberta’s government accepted all 19 of the panel’s recommendations.
- The panel identified a clear need to simplify administration and make it easier for Albertans to access affordable housing.
- More than 110,000 Albertans (nearly 2.5 per cent) live in more than 57,000 government-subsidized housing units.
- Today, more than 24,000 eligible households are on waitlists for affordable housing programs, a number that has doubled in a decade.