What does the new Alberta Affordable Housing Strategy mean for Applicants and Current Tenants

What does the new Alberta Affordable Housing Strategy mean for Applicants and Current Tenants

The Province of Alberta has released a new Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy that may bring some changes for housing applicants and tenants of Calgary Housing Company.

The new Strategy and changes to some regulations were announced on Monday, June 26, 2017. We expect to have more information in the coming weeks about these changes and how they will take effect.

You can read more about the Provincial Government’s announcement here.

Q. If I am a current CHC tenant, will my rent change?
A. Too soon to say, we don’t have enough information to comment. From the preliminary information that we have, nothing was mentioned regarding rent adjustments.

Q. I have applied for housing with CHC and I am on the waitlist – do I have to reapply or update my application?
A. No, we will update your application once we know more about the changes. We are still unclear regarding what impact this might have on our applicants. Continue to keep us up to date with any changes in your situation. Please remember these new changes are not effective until January 2018.

Q. I was rejected/ not eligible to apply – Can I reapply? When?
A. You are able to re-apply if you were turned away based upon your assets. The new changes regarding asset limits do not come in to effect until January 2018, so you will need to hold off until then.

As we learn more about the changes and how they are going to be implemented, we will advise applicants and tenants who are affected by the changes. This information will be posted here on this website.



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