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