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Government of Alberta

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Alberta’s ministry of Community and Social Services leads income, employment, disabilities and community-based supports, family violence prevention, and family & community support services.

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Ministry of Seniors & Housing

The Alberta government remains committed to helping lower-income families, seniors and others find a safe and affordable place to live.
To support affordable housing, government is responsible for:

  • Ensuring Albertans of modest means have access to affordable housing that meets their basic needs
  • Supporting a mix of existing and new housing options for families, individuals, seniors and Albertans with special needs
  • Delivering capital grant programs to increase the Province’s supply of affordable housing
  • Monitoring housing agreements related to affordable housing units
  • Ensuring the operations of the 36,000 provincially-owned and/or supported social housing units are managed effectively
  • Managing the delivery of rent supplement programs and other grant initiatives

Government works with over 340 organizations, including municipalities, housing management bodies, non-profit and private sector organizations to ensure housing for Albertans in need.