Calgary Housing Company (CHC)
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Suite 100 – 1701 Centre St. NW
Calgary, AB T2E 8A4
Calgary Housing Company (CHC) is a City of Calgary owned corporation providing safe and affordable housing solutions to citizens of Calgary. CHC operates and manages over 10,000 subsidized and affordable housing units and has a variety of housing options for low-income households including duplexes, townhouses and high-rise apartments.
Mission: Calgary Housing Company serves the community by being best in:
- Delivering safe and affordable housing solutions to meet the needs of Calgarians not served by the market place,
- Advocating and coordinating support services,
- Fostering community inclusion and pride of home, and
- Creating an environment that fosters opportunity for residents to reach their full potential.
Vision: Using housing as the foundation, we are people helping people achieve an enhanced quality of life for themselves and the community.
Calgary Housing Rental Programs
Three distinct programs offer delivery of subsidized housing solutions depending on the various needs of our customers:
Progressive Housing – short-term housing with shallow subsidies for customers who wish to eventually own their own home and desire a “hand up” so they can move into market accommodation within one to four years.
Deep Subsidy Community Housing – long-term housing with deep subsidies for customers requiring permanent and stable housing assistance.
Rent Supplement Housing – assists households in need by providing rent subsidies in eligible rental projects.
Legacy Rent Supplement – typically long-term housing assistance in collaboration with private landlords providing a rent supplement to subsidize the difference between a negotiated market rent and 30% of a household’s adjusted income.
New Start – partnership with Calgary Apartment Association to provide progressive housing solutions for participants who plan to progress into private accommodation at full market rates.
Direct Rent Supplement – subsidy paid directly to an eligible tenant (up to a set maximum) and based on the difference between 30% of the household’s income and an agreed upon market rent.