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Community Housing

Wood Buffalo Housing

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 adjusted 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. This and the Rent Assistance Benefit are the programs where we currently have a waitlist. Priority based on highest need as outlined in the Social Housing Accommodation Regulation. In the urban area, community housing units are located in Beacon Hill, Dickinsfield, and Downtown. In our rural communities we have two family units in Fort Chipewyan and one in Anzac.

Happy family waving while having video call from their new home.

Are you eligible?

1. Income Limits

Your Total Household income must be below the Household Income Thresholds limits for specific unit sizes. Proof of Income is required.

2. Citizenship and Immigration Status

Acceptable statuses are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent Resident
  • Refugees sponsored by the Government of Canada, or individuals who have applied for refugee or immigration status and for whom private sponsorship has broken down

3. Asset Limits

Total household assets must be less than $25,000. Assets may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bank Accounts
  • Equity in Property (First vehicle is exempt)
  • Equity in Vehicles