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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Safe and affordable homes for lower-income Calgarians

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Service description

Affordable Housing creates and improves access to safe and economical housing for Calgarians.  The service also provides over two thousand City-owned non-market homes for low and moderate-income Calgarians. Affordable housing is a critical component of our city and a vital factor in making Calgary's communities affordable, inclusive and accessible for all. Great cities are places where everyone can afford to live and work.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​

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Most-requested services

Affordable Housing
Calgary Housing


Service performance


10 year sector target

Service cost

Excluding Calgary Housing Company

per Calgarian

What we heard

You’ve said that new and regenerated affordable homes are a top priority for investment. You want our communities to thrive by creating jobs, strengthening residents' purchasing power, attracting employers with a stable workforce and reducing demand on emergency services for vulnerable Calgarians.
2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

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Council direction

The private housing market meets the needs of a majority of Calgary's households. But almost 20% of Calgarians struggle with housing costs. 

Council is:
  • working with all levels of government to increase housing supply,
  • pricing City land at below-market cost for affordable housing operations,
  • prioritizing and streamlining City planning services for affordable housing, and
  • creating incentives in the business and non-profit communities for affordable housing development.
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