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Alberta wants input on affordable housing strategy

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Alberta wants input on affordable housing strategy

 

The Ministry of Seniors and Housing is seeking public and stakeholder input on a provincial affordable housing strategy.

Albertans can offer feedback that will help define how housing is delivered, what services and supports are needed, and what expectations should be met for affordable housing across the province.

There is an increased need for housing throughout the province and the Alberta Government is committed to ensuring that those most in need have access to safe, suitable and affordable housing options.

“Families in Alberta deserve a safe and affordable place to call home. A provincial affordable housing strategy will help focus efforts in tackling the growing need for housing in Alberta.”

Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

Municipal leaders want to be part of the solution and we’re proud to be at the table as partners. Over the next few months, we look forward to working with the Government of Alberta, housing providers and community support service providers on the new affordable housing strategy.”

Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton

“I’m thrilled we are about to embark, as a community, on a new affordable housing strategy. I look forward to the conversations we are going to have together.”

Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary

Engagement process

An online public survey is available to all Albertans who want to provide feedback. Housing stakeholders and community partners will also be invited to participate in regional sessions throughout the province.

Quick facts

  • Quality, affordable housing is positively linked to an individual’s health, educational, and social outcomes.
  • More than 15,000 households are currently on waitl ists for affordable housing.
  • Nearly $1.2 billion will be invested in affordable and social housing over the next five years.
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