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Calgary Housing Company provides safe and affordable housing solutions for low- and moderate- income Calgarians in need of non-market rental housing. We operate over 7,100 housing units and administer approximately 3,080 private landlord rent supplements. We meet tenant needs through our varied programs, which include:

  • subsidized housing
  • near market rentals (approx. 10% below market rates)
  • rent supplements for tenants with private landlords

Our building management strategy uses a “mixed income model” that combines below market rates with deep subsidies. By balancing the proportion of units within an individual building, Calgary Housing Company ensures that new affordable housing developments are financially sustainable while providing an inclusionary approach to housing where tenants of mixed financial means are blended together.

Who They Serve

Safe, adequate and affordable shelter is a basic human need. Calgary Housing Company helps meet this need.

While the private sector is able to supply this need for the majority of residents, there is consistent percentage of a population that is unable to afford market housing, creating a need for housing to be supplied at below market rental rates. In Calgary, this need has been recorded at approximately 18% of all households since 1991.

Over 38,000 renter households in Calgary are considered in need of affordable housing – that is they spend greater than 30% of their gross income on housing and earn less than $44,000.

Through direct and indirect programming we make changes in our tenants lives by helping them with housing needs, and providing social support with appropriate agencies.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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