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Affordable Housing

Okotoks affordable and subsidized housing options are administered by the Westwinds Communities, a not-for-profit Housing Management Body that works with partnering municipalities to provide safe affordable housing opportunities and access to rent supplement programs. For information about Westwinds Communities and other housing options in the area, please consult the Community Resource Housing Directory below. 

What is Affordable Housing?

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation measures affordable rental accommodation using this guideline: “As a general rule your monthly shelter - including rent, electricity, heat, water, and municipal services — should be less than 30% of before-tax household income. However, there will be circumstance and/or markets where it is difficult to find rental accommodations that accommodate this. The cost of property insurance, parking, cable, telephone service, and Internet connection are not included in this calculation.” 

Okotoks, like many other Towns and Cities has a very tight rental market with low vacancy rates. Annexation and future growth may create more units of available housing that is also considered more affordable.

Affordable Housing Options in Okotoks

Housing
Main Street Village, Black Diamond 403-466-0203Website 403-933-5096
Skotoko Housing Cooperative 403-938-5520Website
Westwinds Communities (Affordable Housing Options) 403-652-8600Website
Heartland Retirement Residence
Senior
403-938-4448Website
Sandstone Lodge (seniors)
Senior
403-938-6404Website
Tudor Manor (seniors)
Senior
403-995-9540Website
Emergency Shelters
Toll Free Line (connects caller to closest shelter) 1-866-331-3933
Alpha House 403-234-7388
Calgary Drop In Centre 403-266-3600
Mustard Seed 403-269-1319
Rowan House Emergency Shelter 403-652-3311
Salvation Army Centre of Hope 403-410-1111
Wheatland Communities Crisis Society Shelter 403-934-6634
YWCA (Sheriff King and Dover House) 403-266-0707
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

The Alberta Government has created this program for seniors in Alberta, who now have the option to defer their residential property taxes, in order to keep extra money in their pockets and enable them to stay in their homes longer. 

Through the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program, homeowners 65 and older can defer all or part of their residential property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government. The loans are repaid when the home is sold, or sooner if the senior chooses. The Seniors property Tax Deferral program is 100% voluntary. Eligible seniors interested in more information or applying should visit the Alberta Government’s Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program website.