News and Announcements

NEWS | New affordable housing opens in NE Edmonton

June 28, 2019

A new $13.95-million project, Parkdale ONE, in northeast Edmonton offers 70 one-, two- and three-bedroom housing units. The units are offered at a range of rents based on income to accommodate a wider range of Albertans.        

NEWS | Canada’s National Housing Strategy Act now law

June 28, 2019

On June 21, 2019 the federal “National Housing Strategy Act” was passed by the Senate and received Royal Assent. The National Housing Strategy Act includes the right to housing legislation and a federal requirement to develop and maintain a National Housing Strategy that takes into account a rights-based approach. A legislated right to housing, which … Read More

NEWS | Calgary’s Horizon View affordable housing development opens

June 25, 2019

The Government of Alberta and Horizon Housing Society celebrated the grand opening of Calgary’s Horizon View affordable housing development on June 21. Horizon View offers a range of rent pricing based on income to ensure homes are affordable for a range of Calgarians – from homeless individuals to middle-income families. The start of construction on … Read More

NEWS | Edmonton lifts seven-year ban on affordable housing in core

June 21, 2019

Affordable housing options in all neighbourhoods is a solution to social disorder and not a problem, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said after city council unanimously voted to remove a non-market housing ban in five core neighbourhoods. “I’m really proud of our council’s leadership,” Iveson said following the firm decision. “Good affordable housing is one of … Read More

NEWS | Maskwacis-area students build skills constructing elder housing

June 11, 2019

Near the townsite of Maskwacis on the Ermineskin Cree Nation, Carter Strongquill is showing a dozen teenagers how to measure and cut building material stacked up across a sawhorse bench, but he’s also realizing a lifelong ambition. “Being a young man growing up on a reserve, I’ve always dreamed of helping out my people and … Read More

NEWS | Edmonton city councillors consider end to social housing moratorium in core

June 11, 2019

Edmonton city council is a step closer to lifting a seven-year moratorium on new affordable housing in five of Edmonton’s core neighbourhoods. Pointing to undeserved stigma associated with social housing, council’s executive committee decided Monday (June 10) to reconsider the ban after hearing there is was correlation between low-income housing addresses and calls to police. … Read More

NEWS | Making the Shift (MtS) Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab opens

May 28, 2019

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the A Way Home Canada are partnering on the Making the Shift (MtS) Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS). The MtS is a Network of Centres of Excellence with an initial investment of $17.9 million over five years from the Government of Canada’s Research Tri-Council. This initiative will help … Read More

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