Community and Special Needs Housing

Based on eligibility, the Community Housing Program provides subsidized rental housing for low income families, senior citizens, wheelchair users, or individuals who cannot afford private sector accommodation.

Management and tenant selection are the responsibility of management bodies. Applicants are given priority based on need, as determined by income, assets and current housing condition. Rents are based on 30 percent of a household’s adjusted income. Operating deficits and amortization are cost-shared by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Alberta Government.
If you have a question that has not been answered, please contact us or the northern or southern Alberta Housing Field Services Office.

LHA manages 28 phases of Community Housing in Lethbridge and the surrounding region. Within these dwellings are also handicapped accessible units and three 4-plex style buildings with one-bedroom suites for seniors.

All phases within the Community Housing portfolio are deemed to be 100% occupied — subject to turnovers. Applicants are given priority based on need.

Special Needs Housing
This barrier-free unit is part of a Community Housing complex located in North Lethbridge. Completed in 1988, it is wheelchair accessible and functions well for a family.

This Special Needs residence is located in North Lethbridge. It is home to individuals who receive 24-hour supports from the Blue Fox Residential Association.

Many clients have needs that go beyond the mandate of Social Housing and the LHA’s capacity to assist. Through a referral network with service providers, clients are able to access services and supports to address their special needs.

In July 2000, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Lethbridge Housing Authority jointly bought the Scenic Apartment. CMHA, Chinook Health Region, and the Lethbridge Housing Authority cooperate in placing residents, supporting their needs, and maintaining the property.