Ten things to know about the 2021 Alberta budget – The Monitor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) 10 things worth knowing about the recent budget and the impact on Affordable Housing – by Nick Falvo

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Liberals set up housing council as 7 provinces sign up for rent assistance program By Jordan Press  The Canadian Press Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance program created as part of the national housing strategy, newly released documents show.So far, the Liberals have only announced deals with four provinces to deliver the Canada…

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Post by: Jenn Rossiter – Edmonton Social Planning Council It’s worth noting that the information we have on adult literacy rates is limited. The federal government only started tracking this in 2012, and has scheduled data collection on a ten-year cycle. This means that the data we currently rely on is nearly a decade old, and the next available data will…

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High housing costs affect renters as much as they do homeowners.  But in most Canadian cities, there are only 9% of neighbourhoods that make it possible for a minimum wage single income worker to afford a one or two bedroom unit without using more than 30% of their income.  Many households rely on one income…

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A big thank you to the St. Albert Elks Lodge #585 for the funding support provided to the St. Albert Housing Society. Their contribution demonstrates a commitment to the community and the Society’s mission towards providing safe, affordable housing.

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BY: Nick Falvo| February 20, 2020 SOURCE: Nick Falvo Consulting ORIGINAL: Link   On February 27, the UCP Government of Jason Kenney will table its second budget. With that in mind, here are 10 things to know about subsidized rental housing in Alberta: Housing need has been increasing in Alberta. The percentage of Alberta households…

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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…

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