Based on eligibility, the Alberta Government provides apartment accommodation for low-income senior citizens who cannot afford private sector accommodation through Management Bodies.
Senior citizens whose income falls below local limits and are functionally independent, with or without the help of existing community based services, are eligible.
Applicants are prioritized on the basis of need. Community residency requirements may also be in place.
Rent is based on 30 percent of a household’s adjusted income. The province owns the apartments, however, management and tenant selection have been delegated to Management Bodies (in this case, Lethbridge Housing).
Senior Citizens Self-Contained apartments are operated much like private rental projects. For example, they do not have staff on duty 24 hours a day.
Tenants in these projects have access to staff or other representatives of the management body for emergency situations such as loss of heat or electricity, or emergency plumbing problems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Apartments range in size from 33.45 square meters (360 square feet) to 55.74 square meters (600 square feet).
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