Providing low-income individuals, couples
and families with safe, affordable housing
Supportive Housing Programs
The Lac Ste. Anne Foundation offers three types of rent supplement programs for low to moderate income families and individuals. For each one of these programs applicants must provide verification of current total household income as rental rates are based on a percentage of this income. Applicants must also provide acceptable landlord references where possible. Placements are made on a priority basis. All applications are assessed based on the need for housing with priority for the next available suite going to the applicant in most need.
The Lac Ste. Anne Foundation provides management and program administration for the community housing programs in mayerthorpe and whitecourt. The Lac Ste. Anne Foundation operates (3) three bedroom dwellings in mayerthorpe and (14) three bedroom, (4) four bedroom, (1) five bedroom dwellings in whitecourt. The community housing program is for families of low or modest incomes. In this program tenants pay rents according to 30% of the total gross monthly household income. Heat and water are included in the rent. A damage deposit, equivalent to the first month's rent is required before move in. Tenants are responsible for lawn care, snow removal and general cleanliness and care of the yard and interior of the home.
Direct to Tenant Rent Supplement
This program offers a subsidy directly to the eligible tenant to assist with rental costs and is delivered through the Lac Ste. Anne Foundation on a monthly basis. Tenants must provide proof that they are renting a legal suite and must submit rent receipts from the landlord as well as the lease. This subsidy is based on the difference between 30% of the household's income and the market rent for the area. Tenants must make their full rent payment directly to the landlord.
Private Landlord Rent Supplement
This program allows the to enter into an agreement directly with private landlord on behalf of the tenant, to provide a rent supplement paid directly to the landlord. This supplement is based on the difference between market rent, and the amount eligible tenants pay, based upon the signed lease agreement. The tenant must pay their portion of the rent directly to the landlord.