Affordable Housing

Affordable and subsidized housing options in Okotoks are administered by 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.

Affordable Housing Options

For information about Westwinds Communities and other housing options in the area, please consult the Community Resource Housing Directory below. 

Affordability: Emergency Shelters
Alpha House (detox also)403-234-7388Website
Avenue 15 Youth Shelter403-543-9651Website
Calgary Drop In Centre403-263-5707Website
Centre of Hope (Salvation Army)403-410-1111Website
EXIT Youth Shelter403-509-2323Website
Inn From the Cold Society403-263-8384
Mustard Seed Shelter403-723-9422Website
Rowan House Emergency ShelterCrisis 24 hrs (text enabled) 403-652-3311High River Admin 403-652-3316Website
Toll Free Line (connects caller to closest shelter)1-866-331-3933
Wheatland Crisis Society and Strathmore Shelter403-934-6634Website
YWCA (Sheriff King and Dover House)403-266-0707Website
Affordability: Affordable Housing
Main Street Village, Black Diamond403-466-0203
alt: 403-933-5096
Skotoko Housing Cooperative403-938-5520Website
Westwinds Communities403-652-8600Website

Affordable Housing Strategy

The purpose of this Strategy is to make recommendations and articulate a strategy and action plan that addresses the affordable housing needs for current and future residents of Okotoks to the year 2025. 

Grant Programs: Increasing Affordable Housing Options

Two new grant programs were approved in March, 2021 that reflect recommendations in the Affordable Housing Strategy. Watch this page for information on the application packages and processes for each of the following programs.

Read the full news release on the grant programs.

About the Affordable Housing Task Force

In 2018 Council identified the need to increase the diversity and accessibility of housing as a strategic priority. To ensure greater provision of access to affordable housing, an Affordable Housing Task Force was created to examine all aspects of the affordable housing situation in Okotoks over a two-year period and provide strategic and action-oriented recommendations to Council.

Lear more about members of the Affordable Housing Task Force, and the background on why this strategy was needed in Okotoks. On the page below, you'll find stories from local residents who are facing affordability issues, and FAQs.

Task Force Committee