This resource allows CPLEA to continue to help Albertans understand housing law by providing easy to understand legal information through the website, resources and workshops. Its services are timely, practical and available across the province, which means CPLEA can provide help to rural people and to vulnerable audiences who do not have other housing or legal help available to them.
Accessible U is an initiative of Accessible Housing. It is an information hub created to help you find useful information about accessibility, especially in residential environments. It is designed to inform and empower people, thereby contributing to a more accessible Alberta.In 2016 Accessibility, Housing, Website
The initial project was a pilot for a nation-wide qualitative study of the attitudes and opinions of private Landlords to investigate their potential to help solve homelessness. However, it became clear in the preliminary stages of research, that a greater understanding was needed around the environmental factors affecting housing of formerly homeless tenants, particularly with regards to the scattered site housing model employed by the Alex’s housing programs, HomeBase and Pathways to Housing.
In 2009 Community, Housing, Policy, Publication
Formerly the Legal Resource Centre. A series of brochures produced addressing numerous concerns of Alberta Seniors with regards to rental and home ownership. These include Life Leases, Renting out a Room in Your Home, Renting a Condominium, Reverse Mortgages.
In 2008 Accessibility, Community, Housing, Policy, Publication
The issues surrounding green housing, and the results of the household monitoring are summarized in this report. The project provided an occasion for public discussion on green building in Lethbridge, and an opportunity for students of Lethbridge College to engage in an authentic and practical experience applied directly to industry.In 2008 Environment, Housing, Publication
In 2009 Community, Convening, Environment, Housing
An educational program offering presentations geared to teaching Alberta communities about how to manage growth in a way that promotes sustainability, supports a robust economy, encourages collaboration, and improves the quality of life of its citizens.
This study assessed the feasibility of incorporating a “green” building rating system into the MLS® System for resale homes in Alberta.In 2009 Energy, Environment, Homeowners, Housing
The Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Needs Assessment combined quantitative (statistical) data analysis with targeted Interviews and Focus Group Meetings (qualitative analyses) in order to identify and explore: Population and demographic trends; Household incomes; Housing availability (housing supply, form and tenure including market, nearmarket and non-market housing); Housing issues related to adequacy, suitability, affordability and accessibility; Other indicators of housing/economic hardship where data was available; and Impacts that the community may be experiencing as a result of declining housing affordability and choice.
Grant #: 2008-08
Author: Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Committee
The report investigated Calgary’s housing affordability since 1980 and offered comparison with other Canadian cities, discussed the factors that affect housing prices, and provided recommendations to improve the affordability of Calgary’s residential real estate market.
Grant #: 2007-40
Author: The Chamber of Commerce
Between October 2000 and April 2003, the total AHI Housing Facilitator program totalled $133,950; funded by AREF and managed by AREA. This analytical report represents the status, content and findings resulting from work completed by the Affordable Housing Facilitators program, Affordable Housing Initiative (2000-2003). It presents the current status of the twenty-nine projects and initiatives involving the direct or indirect support of both Facilitators for the duration of this program.In 2007 Affordability, Community, Housing, Publication
Cementing Our Relationship highlights affordable housing projects undertaken by Alberta builders and developers and their recommendations to encourage more involvement from within the private sector. Capturing lessons and experiences from the work already being done, this report endeavors to promote increased private sector participation in the production of affordable housing, and provides recommendations to all levels of government regarding key legislative changes that could facilitate further participation by the private sector.
Grant #: 2007-21
Author: United Way of Calgary & Area
In 2006 Accessibility, Affordability, Community, Housing, Publication
The report offers valuable data and information on the need for seniors’ affordable housing in rural communities
The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) recognizes that the increasing urbanization of Alberta has significant implications parks planning, quality of life and economically sustainable communities. The premise, upon which the Proximate Principle is based, is that residential properties located near an amenity such as a park, open space or water way, will attract a higher capitalized value. Further, the higher capitalized value will result in incrementally higher levels of municipal property taxes, which when aggregated, are theorized to be sufficient to pay for the annual costs related to the development and maintenance of the amenity.
In 2006 Community, Environment, Housing, Publication, Urban
This study entitled Aboriginal Housing in Canada: Building On Promising Practices was prepared as part of a series organized by the International Housing Coalition (IHC) for presentation at the World Urban Forum in June 2006. This resource is available as a hard copy in the AREF office.In 2005 Academic Research, Community, Housing, Publication
An evaluation of the impact of the HOME program on its participants and to ascertain what, if any, improvements can be made to the program. This resource is available in hard copy format on the AREF office.
In 2005 Community, Housing, Publication, Realtors
This report was written by the People and Place project team. It addresses the primary purpose of the project – a business rationale and strategy for the development of a mixed-use affordable housing/business incubator liner building along International Avenue (17th Avenue SE) in Greater Forest Lawn.
In 2005 Community, Housing, Publication
This comprehensive housing needs assessment is designed to provide an overall strategy for Seniors’ Homes & Community Housing to follow in addressing affordable housing issues within the City of Wetaskiwin, the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 and the Town of Millet. This resource is available in hard copy format at the AREF office.In 2004 Community, Housing, Publication
The Alberta Ecohome outlined four primary goals relating to the environmental performance of the home and the engagement of community groups, industry groups and the greater community. A. Design and construct an eco-demonstration home. B. Provide a platform for numerous collaborations and partnership in the community. C. Build the capacity of environmental non-government organizations (NGOs). D. Provide new opportunities to build awareness of energy efficiency and environmental options for new homebuyers and the community.
Grant #: 2004-22
Author: Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
Format: hard copy
This course was funded as part of the Albert Eco-Home Demonstration project and identifies the builder and renovator requirements for developing “green” homes. It also outlines the homebuyer benefits of each of the “green” programs and initiatives in Alberta, including: EnerGuide for New Houses, EnerGuide for Existing Houses, Built Green and R-2000. This resource is available in hard copy format at the AREF office.In 2004 Academic Research, Convening, Environment, Housing
The Urban Growth and Land Use Initiative is a part of the Canada West Foundation’s “Western Cities Project”. The report outlines the environmental costs of current development and highlights the potential econmic and environmental benefits of integrating natual features and ecological services into community design. The overall intent of the report is to encourage policmakers, the development industry , consumers and other interested parties to work together to enhance public policy. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2004 Community, Environment, Housing, Publication, Urban
Brochure advertising the programs offered by the Accessible Housing Society. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2003 Accessibility, Community, Housing, Publication
A report on the challenges within rural-metro adjacent regions that surround the western urban cores.In 2002 Community, Housing, Publication
Various vignettes of experiences of developmentally challenged people in a variety of living situations. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2002 Accessibility, Affordability, Community, Homeowners, Housing, Publication, Realtors
A document which was created to serve as a long-term working guide to help the community achieve continuity in the housing continuum. It is divided into two components: the Strategy and, the Needs Assessment. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2001 Affordability, Community, Housing, Publication
A case study on implementing a Municipal Growth Management Strategy. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 1995 Academic Research, Community, Housing, Publication
An articulation of the revolving door housing model created by CHOOSE: The Fellowship. The paper also goes on to identify the factors critical to the model’s success and look at how the model could be adapted and extended to meet the needs of other cities and target groups. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2000 Community, Housing, Publication, Renters
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