News and Announcements

NEWS | Fort Macleod Seniors Lodge officially opens with 40 new homes

September 21, 2018

The new Pioneer Lodge replaces an outdated seniors lodge with a new 40-unit, fully accessible lodge. The governments of Canada and Alberta provided a combined investment of approximately $7.2 million, under the Investment in Affordable Housing 2014-2019 Agreement.      

NEWS | Rimbey welcomes Senior Housing to town

September 21, 2018

The new Valley View Manor for seniors has opened in Rimbey, AB.  It has eighty new units offering increased flexibility to seniors in the level of care they can access and allow them to remain close to their families and communities. The governments of Canada and Alberta provided a combined investment of $16 million for this … Read More

NEWS | Rural homelessness initiative launched in Central Alberta

September 21, 2018

A project to estimate the number of homeless in rural areas is coming to Central Alberta. Lacombe and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is part of the Alberta Homeless Estimation Project. It is co-ordinated by the FCSS Association of Alberta and administered by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN). The goal of the … Read More

NEWS | Susan Taylor appointed as deputy minister of seniors and housing

September 21, 2018

Cabinet appointed Susan Taylor as deputy minister of seniors and housing in addition to her current role as deputy minister of status of women. Taylor has been with the government of Alberta since 1982. She was appointed deputy minister of status of women in July 2017. Prior to becoming a deputy minister she held progressively … Read More

NEWS | Homeless sheltered in sheds as Wetaskiwin seeks solutions

September 18, 2018

Volunteers are taking steps to open a permanent shelter as leaders rally in Wetaskawin and Maskwacis. Up until last month, unheated wooden structures, which often shelter cattle or horses, were used as dugouts at the local baseball diamond. Now they offer temporary relief to people with nowhere else to go. The interim step comes as … Read More

NEWS | Housing to be significant part of Calgary Olympic plan

September 4, 2018

Calgary’s proposed hosting plan for the 2026 Winter Olympics would leave a significant legacy of affordable housing, says the chair of city council’s Olympic assessment committee. Evan Woolley said he can’t provide details at this point, but when the plan is released at a Sept. 10 council meeting it will include a great deal of … Read More

NEWS | County of Grande Prairie launches study to examine rural homelessness

August 28, 2018

The County of Grande Prairie is launching a project to study rural homelessness in the region. The county will distribute surveys in association with local agencies and the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley and the village of Hythe which will help develop an estimation of how many people living in those communities meet the definition … Read More

NEWS | Clock ticking on affordable housing in St. Albert

August 24, 2018

The St. Albert Housing Society is facing a projected 37-per-cent cut to its operating grant and says a proposed agreement with the city needs to be changed in order to stave off the effects of that cut. One of the society’s goals is to buy more affordable housing units – something its operating surplus helps … Read More