Created in 2001, Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) is a not-for- profit, arm’s length Part 9 subsidiary of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. We collaborate with our many stakeholders, including tenants, community groups, non-profits, industry and government to pursue safe and sustainable housing solutions for all residents of our community. We provide housing options for every level of need, including individuals, families and seniors, citizens who find themselves homeless, and first-time home buyers.

Since 2001, we’ve helped more than 7,000 people – those new to our community and those making a new start – find the right apartment, the right townhouse, and the right way to achieve home ownership.

Values Statement

Every day, the employees of Wood Buffalo Housing are committed to living these core values:

  • We work as a team to provide the highest level of SERVICE to our community.
  • We show RESPECT to each other, our tenants, our community partners, and our stakeholders.
  • We show INTEGRITY in all of our actions as we work to serve others.
  • We show INNOVATION as we strive to do an even better job for the people we serve.
  • We show COLLABORATION as everyone contributes equally.

Vision

Wood Buffalo is a region where everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.

Mission

We collaborate to pursue safe and sustainable housing solutions for the people of our region.

Board of Directors

NameStart DateEnd Date
Maggie Farrington (Chair)January 1, 2016December 31, 2020
Jennifer Best (Vice Chair)January 1, 2016December 31, 2021
Connie Stevens (Secretary)January 19, 2016December 31, 2019
Roy Amalu (Treasurer)July 12, 2016December 31, 2019
J. Ross CarruthersJanuary 17, 2017December 31, 2021
Peter FortnaJuly 12, 2016December 31, 2019
Jason SchulzJanuary 1, 2016December 31, 2021
Jane StroudOctober 24, 2017October 31, 2019
Andrew CarterJanuary 1, 2019December 31, 2020
Allan KallalJanuary 1, 2019December 31, 2020
Amanda MacPhersonJanuary 1, 2019December 31, 2019

Persons interested in volunteer service on Wood Buffalo Housing’s Board of Directors should consult the Boards and Committees page of the RMWB’s website.

2019 Wood Buffalo Housing Board of Directors Meetings:

Wednesday, November 13 – WBH Boardroom, 9th floor Provincial Building, 6:00 p.m.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, December 4 – Golden Years Society, 10111 Main Street, 6:30 p.m.

Please be advised: In light of the Government of Alberta’s 2019 Budget that was released on October 24, 2019, no new applications for rent supplements are being accepted at this time while the existing programs are being reviewed for consistency of benefits and to ensure households that need assistance most are prioritized.
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