News and Announcements

NEWS | Rocky View County Council backs housing requisition

January 15, 2019

Mountain View County council has passed a motion in support of the 2019 Mountain View Seniors’ Housing (MVSH) 2019 total requisition of $2.45 million. The move came during council’s recent regularly scheduled meeting. The MVSH operates seniors’ housing facilities across the county. It is supported in part through requisitions from area municipalities, including Mountain View … Read More

NEWS | Year of fluctuation in housing prices for southern Alberta towns

January 15, 2019

While housing prices remained relatively stable in Lethbridge, residents of some nearby towns saw dramatic ups and downs. The average 2018 selling price in Pincher Creek rose more than $30,000, for example. But it dropped by a discouraging $64,000 in Nobleford last year. Fewer homes changed hands in 2018 compared to 2017, according to year-end … Read More

NEWS | Housing affordability to worsen in 2019 even as market cools, says RBC

January 8, 2019

Even as house prices dip or rise only modestly in 2019, home affordability will decline in most Canadian cities, according to a recent report from the Royal Bank of Canada. The cost of home ownership relative to median incomes will continue to rise, RBC said, forecasting higher interest rates will make carrying a mortgage more … Read More

NEWS | Edmonton can learn from Calgary’s path to end homelessness

December 31, 2018

Tackling homelessness this year is going to take more than opening your wallet. It’s going to take opening your heart. This is the year Edmonton shifts to a more active role in locating and building supportive housing for the hardest to house. City officials are analyzing maps to select the first four sites — all … Read More

NEWS | New housing complex in Calgary opens doors to homeless women

December 24, 2018

A new housing complex in Renfrew is offering new lives to 25 Calgary women who have been struggling with homelessness. It officially opened last week. The permanent supportive housing will serve women who have battled homelessness for a significant period. Each of the 25 bachelor-style suites come equipped with a kitchenette and washroom, while the … Read More

NEWS | Changes to National Housing Co-Investment Fund

December 24, 2018

In response to concerns raised by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) with the National Co-Investment Fund’s application process, CMHC has provided two documents that include changes that will ease the burden on housing providers applying to the program. Webinar transcript (PDF) from a session held in October 2018 during which changes to some … Read More

NEWS | New homes, expanded care for Boyle seniors

December 18, 2018

The new Wild Rose Assisted Living and Wild Rose Villa (Wild Rose) designated supportive living facility for seniors opens in Boyle, AB. Thirty-six new lodge units and 22 designated supportive living units will provide different levels of care and flexible options to help more seniors age closer to home as their health care needs change. … Read More

NEWS | New rules coming for Alberta condo governance

December 18, 2018

Alberta has announced new regulations for condominium governance scheduled to take effect next year, including rules around meetings and requirements for insurance and rental deposits. The regulations were approved by cabinet and most will come into effect July 1, with the rest taking effect January 1, 2020. Service Alberta Minister Brian Malkinson said the changes follow … Read More

NEWS | New Innisfail seniors lodge on the way

December 14, 2018

The new Autumn Glen Lodge replaces an existing 57-year-old facility with a new complex with a 60-unit lodge and 30 self-contained apartments for seniors. The new lodge units will provide flexible housing options that mean members of the community will be able to stay close to home as they grow older.