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.
And Canada has the lowest ratio in the G7.
Jason Kenney recently tweeted about increased housing starts in Alberta, but it’s not the good news he thinks it is.
Nearly all the funding will be for temporary measures.
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. […]
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 […]
The party expects the changes will help 11,600 households. Meanwhile, 500,000 people have unaffordable rent prices.
This despite cutting the Indigenous Housing Capital Program by nearly half.
Late last month, the Alberta government announced the opening of a seniors housing facility in the town of Innisfail. The replacement facility was actually announced and started under the NDP government, but you wouldn’t know that from last month’s announcement. Not only was there no mention of the previous government, there wasn’t even mention that […]
Plus, rent here for a 1 bedroom place is the least affordable in the province.