News and Announcements

NEWS | Edmonton study to launch new designs in healthy housing

May 21, 2019

More than 4,000 individuals will get the chance to live in a more healthy way, thanks to a new research project that aims to build healthier communities, especially for seniors. The Housing for Health project was introduced at city hall and will be led by University of Alberta medical researcher Karen Lee. The goal is … Read More

NEWS | ‘Annoying’ parking lot camping prompts temporary ban in Canmore

May 14, 2019

The mountain town of Canmore, Alta., is short on affordable housing. Some people have found a workaround — camping on town property, and residents are split over what’s become an increasingly contentious issue. The town is moving ahead with what it says are temporary measures to bring in a parking ban. Canmore Mayor John Borrowman … Read More

NEWS | Retirement home for middle-income seniors opens in Sherwood Park

May 7, 2019

A new retirement home aimed seniors in the middle-income bracket is now open in Sherwood Park. Heartland Housing Foundation’s Silver Birch Haven opened on April 1, 2019 and held its official open house on April 27 to show off the new building, which is attached to Silver Birch Lodge. Saturday’s event saw more than 120 … Read More

NEWS | Introducing ANPHA’s new executive director

May 3, 2019

ANPHA is pleased to introduce our new executive director, Sandie Price. She brings more than twenty years of expertise in advocacy, policy, organizational culture, leadership development, and government/stakeholder relations within the non-profit sector. As a government relations consultant, Sandie has worked with several organizations who seek to improve opportunities for accessible, affordable and appropriate housing … Read More

NEWS | Josephine Pon named Minister of Seniors and Housing in new provincial cabinet

April 30, 2019

Alberta’s 18th premier, Jason Kenney, and his cabinet were sworn in at Government House in Edmonton on April 30, 2019. The MLA for Calgary-Beddington, Josephine Pon has been appointed as Minister of Seniors and Housing. Here are all of the appointments: Ministers Premier Jason Kenney, President of Executive Council and Minister of Intergovernmental Relations Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister … Read More

NEWS | 74 affordable housing units announced for downtown Calgary

April 26, 2019

The federal government announced $9.77 million in funding for a new affordable housing facility in downtown Calgary on April 23, 2019. The site at 9 Street SW and 5 Avenue SW will have 74 subsidized suites for people who are homeless or at-risk, 16 of which will be accessible, according to the Canada Mortgage and … Read More

NEWS | New Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation resource centre

April 19, 2019

A new resource centre, managed by the Community Housing Transformation Centre (CHTC) is now open. It is designed to help build a strong and resilient community housing sector while continuing to support Canadian families. CHTC will receive $68.6 million for administering the resource centre and two important initiatives under the NHS: A Sector Transformation Fund … Read More