An Affordable Housing Plan was approved by Strathcona County Council on Tuesday, January 29, 2008.
The plan is based on a comprehensive affordable housing needs assessment that included roundtable reviews by representatives of non-profit associations and building associations.
Secondary Suites Grant Program
As part of the Strathcona County Affordable Housing Plan, qualified residents can apply for a maximum grant of $15,000 to create a new secondary suite or a maximum of $10,000 to renovate an existing suite. Grant applications are accepted on a first come - first serve basis.
Grant funds represent a maximum of 70 percent of the total project cost (GST costs will not be reimbursed).
Planning and Development Services
Mayor’s Task Force On Community Housing
In early 2015, Strathcona County Council appointed an 11 person Task Force to review the current state of ‘community’ housing in Strathcona County and provide recommendations to Council by the end of 2015 regarding how the County might address gaps that the Task Force identifies.