Alberta Party response to Question 9

Question 1:  Will you support Calgary’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness by providing a greater share of funding to Calgary to reflect the city’s growth, cost of living and high homeless population?

Question: 2  Will you reinstate block funding to enable The City of Calgary to sustain affordable housing development?

Question: 3  What commitment will you make to the construction of more affordable housing in cities?

Question: 4  What measures would you be willing to introduce to encourage the participation of the private sector in the development of more affordable housing in Alberta’s cities?

Answer:  There is an affordable housing crisis in Alberta. Across the province, particularly in our cities, finding quality affordable housing is almost an insurmountable challenge.  The Alberta Party would implement an affordable housing strategy that would focus on:
  • funding the construction of quality social housing, including seniors housing;
  • assisting renters and homeowners by following Ontario’s lead and legalizing secondary suites throughout the province and reforming the building code to make it easier to build safe secondary suites;
  • allowing municipalities to require developers to include affordable housing in their developments; and
  • develop incentives to encourage the private sector to build more rental units.
With respect to the specific funding requests set forth above, the Alberta Party would be willing to discuss funding with the City of Calgary.

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