This program makes up the largest part of WBH’s portfolio, with approximately 1200 housing units that are required to be at least 10% below market rental rates. WBH has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, condo-style townhouses, and 3- and 4-bedroom townhouses.
Self-Contained Units – In 2002, the province designated WBH as the provincial housing management body for the region to manage seniors self-contained housing units. These units are subsidized by the government, which means tenants pay up to 30% of their total income toward rent and the province provides an annual grant to manage the operations of these properties.
Rotary House Seniors Lodge – WBH also manages the one designated supportive-living seniors’ lodge in the region on behalf of the province. Rent is calculated at 30% of the applicant(s) gross income. Rotary House Lodge, a 39-bed property, is funded through municipal property taxes. This property offers seniors independent living with some supports like meals, snacks, weekly light housekeeping and in-house recreation as part of the residents’ monthly service fee.
Applicants for Rotary House must also complete the Medical Assessment Form.
The seniors self-contained properties are located in the downtown area, Anzac and Fort Chipewyan as follows:
WBH also manages the Rent Supplement Program on behalf of the province. There are two benefits people can apply for under this program:
Applicants for the TRAB and RAB do not have to be tenants with WBH. The subsidy can be used on any rental in the region.