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Home is what we do.

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Who We Are

Calgary Housing Company provides safe and affordable housing solutions for low- and moderate- income Calgarians in need of non-market rental housing. We operate and manage over 10,000 housing units. We meet tenant needs through our varied programs, which include:

  • rent subsidies
  • progressive, short term housing with shallow subsidies
  • deep subsidies for those in need of permanent, stable housing.

Our building management strategy uses a “mixed income model” that combines below market rates with deep subsidies. By balancing the proportion of units within an individual building, Calgary Housing Company ensures that new affordable housing developments are financially sustainable while providing an inclusionary approach to housing where tenants of mixed financial means are blended together.

CHC is a wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that works with citizens, governmental, non-profit, and private sector partners. CHC reports through a Board of Directors to City Council, which represents CHC's shareholder. Calgary Housing is also a Business Unit within The City of Calgary - the CH Business Unit is responsible for managing the development of new affordable housing projects on behalf of The City.

What We Do

Calgary Housing Company provides safe and affordable housing solutions for low- and moderate-income Calgarians in need of non-market rental housing. We operate and manage housing for approximately 10,000 households. We meet tenant needs through our varied programs, which include:

  • near-market rentals approximately 10% below market rates
  • deep subsidies for those in need of permanent, stable housing
  • rent subsidies for tenants in private landlord rentals

Our building management strategy uses a mixed model that sees a mix of different programs and subsidy types in the same building. By balancing the proportion of units within an individual building, Calgary Housing Company ensures that new affordable housing developments are financially sustainable while providing an inclusionary approach to housing with tenants of mixed financial means living at the same property.

Who We Serve

Safe, adequate and affordable shelter is a basic human need. Calgary Housing Company helps meet this need.

While the private sector is able to supply this need for the majority of residents, there is consistent percentage of a population that is unable to afford market housing, creating a need for housing to be supplied at below market rental rates. In Calgary, this need has been recorded at approximately 18% of all households since 1991.

Over 38,000 renter households in Calgary are considered in need of affordable housing – that is they spend greater than 30% of their gross income on housing and earn less than $44,000.

Through direct and indirect programming we make changes in our tenants lives by helping them with housing needs, and providing social support with appropriate agencies.

Our Vision

Calgary Housing Company provides safe and affordable housing to meet the needs of low and moderate income people in the Calgary region to create communities where people can realize their full potential.

Our Mission

Partnering to create comprehensive affordable housing solutions through inclusive communities in great neighbourhoods, to enable success for all.

Our Mandate

Calgarians need a place to call home. CHC provides affordable housing to meet the needs of Calgarians through:

  • Safe homes that are part of the community;
  • Sustainable business practices with accountability to stakeholders; and
  • Connecting tenants to social supports that enable them to remain housed.

Our Values and Guiding Principles

  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Mutual respect
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Consideration of social, economic and environmental impacts in decision making
  • Social investment with a measurable return.

Thank you for your feedback. If you are trying to reach Calgary Housing Company Customer Services, please call (587) 390-1200.

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