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Clash over Cash for New Rent Supplement

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Alberta is pushing back against the Trudeau Liberals’ expectation that provinces and territories pick up half the cost of a new rent supplement, asking instead to substitute federal funding for their own. The promised supplement was originally proposed as a joint funding venture between the federal and provincial governments. But in negotiations over the funding… Read more »

Rent Supplement Program Freeze

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  With two rent supplement programs currently under review by the provincial government, an Alberta woman hoping to be on the waitlist for one of them says she is frustrated. Deirdre St. Luke receives benefits through the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program (AISH) and told Global News she put herself on a waitlist… Read more »

Community Generation Incubator

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    Is your co-op thinking about starting a Community Generation project? This ACCA free 2-day event will give your co-op a rough and ready idea of project feasibilty If your co-op is interested, please visit the Community Generation Incubator website or review the Community Generation Incubator PDF to learn more about the program. To… Read more »

Feds Extend Subsidies to March 2028

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The federal government announced on June 25, that they have extended subsidies to March 31, 2028 as part of their plan to protect affordable housing for low-income co-op households. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development made the announcement at the Briarview Housing Co-op in Mississauga, ON. The extension is the… Read more »

CMHC Funding Opportunities

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Housing Co-operatives come in many forms, and CMHC offers a variety of programs and resources to support the diverse needs of Co-ops across the country. By taking the lead role in the delivery of Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy, CMHC administers a number of funding programs to assist Co-ops in undertaking long-term operating and maintenance… Read more »