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Temporary rent assistance is expanding to more than 80 communities across Alberta.

The Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit was initially launched in Alberta’s seven major centres. By expanding the benefit to the surrounding communities like Airdrie, Fort MacLeod, Rocky Mountain House and Conklin, more Albertans will have support to help pay their rent.

The Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit provides a subsidy for low-income working households or those between jobs. Support is available for up to two years to help tenants afford their rent while they stabilize or improve their situation.

The benefit is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is paid directly to eligible tenants. The benefit amount is determined by household size and location and is a minimum of $100 per month.

Households may be eligible if they are below the local income thresholds, are currently employed or have been employed in the last 24 months and are not receiving social assistance.

Albertans can learn more or check if they qualify online at alberta.ca/RentAssistance.

The Rent Supplement Program provides a subsidy to help make rental accommodation more affordable for individuals and families.

Under the Canada-Alberta Housing Benefit, the Governments of Canada and Alberta jointly provide funding for the Rent Supplement Program. This initiative is part of the National Housing Strategy. To learn more about how the province and the federal government support affordable housing in Alberta, see Canada-Alberta Affordable Housing Agreements.

The Government of Alberta also provides affordable housing units. To find out about the available options, who is eligible and how to apply, see Affordable housing.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for provincial affordable housing programs, applicants must:

  • have an income below local income limits as determined by the market for that community. Check the income thresholds document to see if your income qualifies to
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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