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Affordable housing

Great cities are places where everyone can afford to live and work. Housing and housing affordability are foundational to position our communities as inclusive and vibrant, placing Calgary on the map as one of the most livable cities in the world.

To keep pace with very high population growth, Calgary needs to increase and diversify housing options in all communities so Calgarians can find homes that meet their lifestyle, budget, and neighbourhood preferences.

It is estimated that more than 84,600 households cannot afford their housing. The City of Calgary can take steps to contribute to Calgary’s long-standing housing affordability, and its associated economic advantages.

The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy is being updated and will support all aspects of the housing continuum, ensuring individuals have access to safe, affordable housing. The strategy will be reviewed at the Sept 14, 2023 Community Development Committee meeting where public participation is welcome. Learn more at

  • Housing Needs Assessment

    The latest data published in The City of Calgary’s 2023 Housing Needs Assessment shows that an increasing number of Calgarians are struggling with housing affordability.

    The findings highlight the current housing crisis is affecting Calgarians looking to buy or rent a home, and those that are in greatest need of affordable housing supports.

  • Housing and Affordability Task Force

    The Housing and Affordability Task Force was created to address Calgary’s housing crisis and the urgent need for more housing and housing affordability in Calgary. Members included 15 diverse experts who build, study and have experience working and/or living across different levels of the housing continuum. Task force recommendations are incorporated into The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy.

  • Indigenous Affordable Housing Funding Program (IAHFP)

    The Indigenous Affordable Housing Funding Program (IAHFP), will be accepting applications starting on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30, 2023.

  • Overview

    The City's role in affordable housing and the Corporate Affordable Housing Strategy

  • Supports, Services & Grants

    Programs & services available to support providers and developers of new affordable housing

  • Housing Development

    Current affordable housing developments underway or planned

  • Living in Affordable Housing

    Information about applying for affordable housing and programs available to tenants

  • Myths, Facts and Resources

    FAQs and other helpful resources to learn more about affordable housing

  • Research and Trends

    Research on Calgary’s housing system and why research is important to what we do.