The Government of Alberta is offering rent assistance to more than 80 communities across Alberta. The benefit will be expanded to communities such as Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House and more.   

The Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit provides a subsidy for low-income working households or those between jobs. Support is available for up to two years to help tenants afford their rent while they stabilize or improve their situation. 

The benefit is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is paid directly to eligible tenants. The benefit amount is determined by household size and location, and is a minimum of $100 per month. 

Households may be eligible if they are below the local income thresholds, are currently employed or have been employed in the last 24 months and are not receiving social assistance.

For more information on rental assistance, click here.