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Why is Affordable Housing Essential?

September 14, 2018

Families and individuals who pay more than 30 percent of their income to housing are considered cost burdened and are likely to experience difficultly budgeting for other necessities like food, clothing, medical care, and transportation. When housing consumes too much of a household’s income, individuals or families can be forced to make difficult trade-offs that can…

What is Affordable Housing?

September 5, 2018

Recently, ‘affordable housing’ has been a common topic in the news and on election platforms, but each person and organization seems to interpret its meaning differently. So, how should we define ‘affordable housing’? According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, housing is considered affordable when a household spends less than 30 per cent of…

Another Story of Thanks

January 24, 2018

First of all I would like to thank all those who helped me continue living here in St albert. I was paying almost all my money I was making from my job to rent. It was the hardest part of my life. I had a vision to get my children into school that would give them…

A Story Shared

January 24, 2018

I lost everything, my home, and my heirlooms were sold to buy staples like toilet paper and milk. Let me tell you, as a proud woman, having to depend on St. Albert housing society, and it’s support agency, are the ONLY reason my daughter and I are not on the streets. You do what you…

Putting a Face on Affordable Housing

November 22, 2017

Advocates Tackle Stereotypes, Stigma at Breakfast Fundraiser BY: April Hudson | November 14, 2017 SOURCE: St. Albert Gazette ORIGINAL: Link For the past six months, Alyssa Thiessen has raised her daughter Adalyn in safety and stability thanks to the help of the St. Albert Housing Society. Thiessen and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter live in one of St.…

Housing Society Wins Queen’s Bench Appeal

December 15, 2015

St. Albert Housing Society has won the right to have the property tax bill for 12 Nevada Place reconsidered. In a possibly precedent setting decision… Read more

Fundraiser Brings in Record Numbers

December 15, 2015

More people in need will have a chance to turn things around thanks to a record fundraiser for the St. Albert Housing Society. The society held its annual housing breakfast Tuesday and raised in excess of $42,000. That more than doubles the amount raised in previous years, said executive director Tash Taylor. The money will…

Safer Living

December 2, 2015

First two buildings in St. Albert receive “crime-free” designation by RCMP Last week’s budget deliberations at city hall rendered wins for some city groups and losses for others. On the winning side were branch library proponents and city ice users. Council voted in favour of building new library space and a new arena. On the…

Mixed Up Priorities

December 2, 2015

Last week’s budget deliberations at city hall rendered wins for some city groups and losses for others. On the winning side were branch library proponents and city ice users. Council voted in favour of building new library space and a new arena. On the losing side was St. Albert’s working poor when council decided to…

Time to Change the DNA of Housing

November 14, 2015

Her voice thick with emotion, Holly Burton stood in front of a crowd of nearly 400 people and told a heartfelt story of loss,depression and struggle. Burton, a single mother and a participant of the St. Albert Housing Society’s HOMEconnection program, was one of the speakers highlighting the importance of affordable housing during the society’s annual…

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