News Release

In light of the recent announcement from the Provincial Government returning Alberta to Stage 1 COVID restrictions, Lethbridge Housing Authority would like to remind our community we do have services available to assist individuals and families struggling to pay their mortgage or rent. The following programs are available:

City of Lethbridge
One-time payment of $2000.00
  • Open to homeowners and renters
  • Resident of Lethbridge (6 months or longer)
  • Gross household income must be at or lower than Core Need Income Threshold (the maximum amount of income a person could make, based on family size)
    • One bedroom – $30,000
    • Two bedroom – $38,500
    • Three bedroom – $43,000
    • Four bedroom – $51,500
    • Five bedroom – $60,000
  • Must show validation of loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Must not duplicate other government supports such as Assisted Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Rent Geared to Income Housing (RGI) and other Rent Subsidy Programs

Government of Alberta, Ministry of Seniors and Housing
Rent Assistance Benefit
The Rent Assistance Benefit has reopened on April 1. Formerly the Direct to Tenant Rent Supplement, this long-term benefit will continue to subsidize Albertans with the lowest income across the province.

Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit
The Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit will open for applications on May 1. This new temporary benefit will provide a modest subsidy to help eligible tenants in Alberta’s seven major centers afford their rent while they stabilize or improve their situation.

All programs are available through Lethbridge Housing Authority. Please visit our website at or call 403-329-0556 for more details.
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