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Alberta housing costs outpace wage growth

Over the last 10 years, Alberta’s housing costs have increased faster than wages. In fact, the difference between the two was worse than that seen in 8 other provinces.

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UCP govt announce Indigenous housing but cut budget by 78%

The UCP announced joint funding with the federal government for two Indigenous communities, but they left out the part where they gutted the programme they’re using to fund it.

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Calgary sees highest increase in new housing price

Between August 2021 and August 2022, Calgary’s new housing price index increased by nearly 15%, the largest of any of the main cities in Canada.

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UCP end property tax for some affordable housing providers

Last month, Alberta’s municipal affairs minister signed a ministerial order that allowed some private affordable housing providers to be exempt from paying property taxes.

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Alberta has lowest housing per capita ratio in Canada

And Canada has the lowest ratio in the G7.

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Deflating Kenney’s excitement about Alberta housing starts

Jason Kenney recently tweeted about increased housing starts in Alberta, but it’s not the good news he thinks it is.

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Alberta announced $23M for homelessness but no actual homes

Nearly all the funding will be for temporary measures.

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Election 2021

Affordable housing in Lethbridge

I received the following question from a voter and thought I’d share it with you, as well as share my response. I know you stand with working Albertans and for those facing challenges. could you tell me your stance regarding the housing shortage and inaccessible real estate? prices are sky-high, there is too much speculation. […]

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Ottawa to send over $25 million to Alberta for over 360 housing projects

Earlier this month, the federal government jointly announced funding with the Alberta government for 362 housing projects in 95 communities within Alberta. These projects will repair and upgrade housing for seniors and low-income families. Calgary will receive just under $5.7 million in federal funding for 68 projects and Edmonton will receive $5.3 million for 33 […]

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UCP redesign rental assistance programme

The party expects the changes will help 11,600 households. Meanwhile, 500,000 people have unaffordable rent prices.