Affordable Housing

The Affordable Housing Program provides safe and affordable rental accommodations to individuals and families in bright, clean, spacious bachelor, 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units located in the City of Leduc, Town of Beaumont, Town of Devon, and Town of Calmar.

Rent is set below current market conditions and evaluated annually.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Affordable Housing Program applicant(s) must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Core Housing Need
  • Assets
  • Citizenship
  • Residency
  • Household Make-Up
  • Suitability

Core Housing Need

An applicant(s) is in core housing need if:

  • the applicant(s) is unable to acquire or maintain adequate or suitable accommodation without paying more than 30% of its total annual income for accommodation, and
  • the applicant has a total annual income below the core need income threshold (CNIT) for the municipality where the social housing accommodation applied for is located and for which the household is making application.

Applicants with an annual household income within 20% of CNIT = “Non-CNIT”, will be placed on a Non-CNIT waiting list in order of priority.  The Non-CNIT Waiting List will be used when the CNIT Waiting List is depleted.

Applicants with an annual household income 21% to 50% above CNIT = “Market”, will be placed on a Market waiting list in order of priority.  The Market Waiting List will be used when the CNIT and Non-CNIT Waiting Lists are depleted.  Market rental rates will be charged.

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Assets

Means all property including cash and liquid assets valued at ≤ $50,000, but does not include:

  • necessary clothing;
  • furniture, household furnishings, and household appliances of a reasonable value;
  • one tractor, if it is required for agricultural purposes, or for the trade or calling of an individual;
  • the equity in one or more motor vehicles of an amount not exceeding $15,000;
  • a motor vehicle that is specially adapted to accommodate a disability of a member of the household;
  • any assets of the household, or a member of the household, that are held by a trustee in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada);
  • assets in pension funds, registered retirement savings plans, or registered retirement income funds;
  • the books of a professional individual required in that individual’s profession;
  • the necessary tools, and necessary implements and equipment to the value of $7500 used for the trade or calling of a member of the household.
                              

Citizenship

Applicant(s) and all members of a household must:

  • be Canadian citizen; or
  • have landed immigrant status; or
  • have residency equal to that required for Canadian citizenship.

If there is any doubt as to their citizenship, an applicant will be asked for proof of citizenship. Households with members holding working Visas are not eligible to apply.

Residency

The applicant(s) household must reside within the geographical boundary of Leduc County.

Priority will be given to applicant(s) where one or more individuals of the household have lived within the geographical boundary of Leduc County for at least one year immediately prior to making application; or one or more individuals of a household have lived within the geographical boundary of Leduc County for any previous ten years of their life = “Resident” status. 

Applications not meeting this criteria = “Non-resident”, will be placed on a non-resident waiting list in order of priority.  The Non-Resident Waiting List will be used when the Resident Waiting List is depleted.

Household Make-up

The primary purpose of the Affordable Housing Program is to assist modest income individuals and families by providing affordable housing.

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Suitability

Suitability of applicant is at the discretion of Leduc Foundation.

Application

Affordable Housing Program — Application Form