Eligibility Requirements

Elderly couple sitting on a couch

  1. Single person: minimum age is 65 years.
    Couples: minimum age for one spouse is 65 years.
  2. Applicant(s) must be functionally independent, with the aid of community support services.
  3. Applicant(s) must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Under no circumstances will a person’s race, religion, colour, gender, ancestry, or place of origin be consideration for eligibility.

Tenants are selected on a priority basis. Priority is determined by the evaluation of the need of an applicant for subsidized senior housing. A criterion of need includes income, proportion of present income to rental rate in present accommodation and conditions of present accommodation. All applicants will be evaluated according to the Alberta Government point scoring procedures to determine need.

These projects are owned by the Alberta Government and are managed by Calgary Heritage Housing, a non-profit housing management body.

Rental rates

These projects are rent-geared-to-income. Tenants are charged 30% of their total income of their current Notice of Assessment. Rental rates are fixed for a one-year period. The Alberta Government subsidizes rents. Rental rates include heat, and sewer, and garbage removal. Electricity, telephone and cable are not included in the rent.

The lease agreement is a maximum one-year fixed term. Electricity is currently a flat rate of $50.00 per month and assigned parking is $40.00 per month. Limited visitor parking is provided or street parking is available.

How to apply

Senior citizens interested in obtaining accommodation in these projects or for further information may contact Geanette Phillips at 403-286-7402 or click here to access our Application Form and information page.

Please note: All income must be verified before acceptance as a tenant. We strongly recommend that all tenants have contents and liability insurance in effect upon signing the lease agreement. A copy of the policy showing expiry date and amount of liability coverage will be kept in your file and should be kept in effect as long as you remain a tenant of this project. We strongly recommend that you have a valid WILL and provide us with contact information for the executor of the will.