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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.

WBH has two types of seniors independent-living. We have our self-contained 1-bedroom units, and the Rotary House Seniors Lodge.

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.

The seniors self-contained properties are located in the downtown area, Anzac and Fort Chipewyan as follows:

  • Legion Manor – located downtown, this property has 12 one-bedroom apartments.
  • Araubasca House – located downtown, this property has 18 one-bedroom apartments.
  • Woodsmoke Elders – located in Anzac, there are four one-bedroom mobile homes.
  • Ayabaskaw Home – located in Fort Chipewyan, this property features 10 self-contained individual, one-bedroom apartments
Requirements

WBH also manages the Rent Supplement Program on behalf of the province. There are two benefits people can apply for under this program:

  • Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB) provides a modest subsidy to help eligible recipients afford their rent while they stabilize or improve their situation. Priority is based on first-come, first-serve.
  • Rent Assistance Benefit (RAB), a long-term benefit that subsidizes Albertans with lower incomes. Priority is based on households in highest need.  

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.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
In 2002, the province designated WBH as the provincial housing management body for the region to manage community housing. These units are subsidized by the government, which means tenants pay 30% of their total income toward rent and the province provides an annual grant to manage the operations of these properties. There are a limited number (51) of community housing units, and not enough to meet the demand for our region.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
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