New Rent Support for Albertans Between Jobs

New Rent Support for Albertans Between Jobs

Attention:    CRRA Members

The Alberta Government made the following announcement yesterday launching a new program to help tenants with their rent. The program will be administered in Calgary by the Calgary Housing Company. Their contact information is Phone: 587-390-1200; Website:  http://www.calgaryhousingcompany.org/.

The following website Affordable housing programs | Alberta.ca provides more information about this new temporary program as well as the other rent subsidy programs. It also provides a link to the organizations throughout the province that will administer this temporary program.  

Landlords can share this with tenants who meet the criteria so they can receive the assistance they need to help […]

Calgary’s Tax Shift Shafts Renters With Property Tax Burden

Calgary’s Tax Shift Shafts Renters With Property Tax Burden

As property tax bills hit mailboxes across Calgary last week, homeowners and landlords got an unpleasant surprise. In what the City calls a “tax shift”, residential properties saw a spike in their property tax bills as the City rebalances the business and residential share of the burden.

Close to a thousand properties housing tens of thousands of Calgarians are being walloped by double digit tax increases. Multi-residential properties downtown and in the Beltline are seeing tax hikes as high as 40% or more. In what realm is this acceptable, especially given the economic downturn and public health emergency?

Residential landlords and property […]