Bold Steps, New Direction for Affordable Housing
11 Dec 2020
The government accepts all 19 recommendations outlined in the Affordable Housing Review Panel’s final report. Based on the panel’s advice, government will look to redefine its role, tap into community expertise, expand partnerships, reward innovation and simplify the system.
“Affordable housing is critical to create inclusive communities and is part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan to build economic prosperity. Advice from the Affordable Housing Review Panel will help the government renew the provincial affordable housing system – which has not changed structurally for more than two decades – so it can better serve Albertans in need and make the best use of taxpayer dollars.”
Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing
The panel’s recommendations focused on shifting the province’s role from owner and controller to that of partner and funder; changing programs to support Albertans, not buildings; drawing on local and private sector expertise to provide more housing options; and updating regulations to encourage innovation and reduce administrative red tape.