The government of Alberta said funding is included in its 2023 budget to create more than 400 affordable housing units across the province.
The $66 million will be used in 11 projects. The province said about $33 million will be used in Calgary and $22 million is going to Edmonton.
Two projects in smaller centres will also get funding – family and community housing in Jasper and transitional housing in Wetaskiwin.
In 2021, the province introduced its 10-year strategic plan to improve accessible housing called Stronger Foundations, which is intended to get “Alberta on track to increase affordable housing units by 25,000,” the province wrote in a press release.
The funding is provided through the province’s affordable housing partnership program, which gives money to public, private and non-profit organizations.
The CEO of Civida, an affordable housing provider in Edmonton, said his organization will get nearly $15 million to develop family and community housing.
“We are currently constructing and affordable 120-unit complex,” said Gord Johnston.
“The mix of townhouses and apartment-style living will be home to over 300 children and families.”
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