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Calgary Housing Company offers a variety of options for individuals and families seeking affordable housing

CHC 2022 Annual Report

CHC’s 2022 Annual Report was released on June 13, 2023 at the company’s Annual General Meeting.

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 over 7,100 housing units and administer approximately 3,080 private landlord rent supplements. We meet tenant needs through our varied programs, which include:

  • subsidized housing
  • near market rentals (approx. 10% below market rates)
  • rent supplements for tenants with private landlords

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 includes the Affordable Housing division, which is responsible for managing the development of new affordable housing projects on behalf of The City.

Calgary Housing Company is the largest residential landlord in the City About 10,000 households - 27,000 people - live in CHC-managed homes

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 is the leading affordable housing provider in Canada supporting individual and community well-being.

Our Mission

Make life better for Calgarians through the provision of safe, affordable housing to low and moderate-income households.

CHC 2023 - 2030 Strategic Plan

In 2023, CHC approved an 8-year Strategic Plan to guide long-term business planning and annual workplans.

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.
A diverse group of happy people of a wide range of ages.

Have Your Voice Heard

In early 2024 we will be reaching out to residents to gather your experiences, opinions, and ideas to inform our Anti-Racism Strategy.

You can participate by:

  • Completing the survey that will be distributed in early 2024
  • Volunteer to join a focus group (this will be available through the survey)


Watch for more information coming soon!


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