Renting Basics – Easy Read Guide to Renting in ALberta
By: Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
Grant Number: 2014-16

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.

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Scattered Site Housing Challenges for formerly Homeless
By: The Alex
Grant Number: 2009-31

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.

 

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The Living Home from Concept to Completion
By: Lethbridge College
Grant Number: 2008-04

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.

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Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
By: Crowsnest Pass Affordable Housing Committee
Grant Number: 2008-08

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
Year: 2009
Format: pdf

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Municipal Land Development Policies and Regulations and the Impact on Calgary Housing Affordability
By: The Chamber of Commerce
Grant Number: 2007-40

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
Year: 2008
Format: pdf

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Affordable Housing Initiative: Affordable Housing Facilitator program Status Report
By: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Grant Number: 2007-23

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.

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Cementing our Relationship: Private Sector Involvement in Affordable Housing: A summary report
By: United Way of Calgary & Area
Grant Number: 2007-21

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
Year: 2008
Format: pdf

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Assessing the Proximate Value of Parks and Open Space to Residential Properties in Alberta
By: Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
Grant Number: 2006-05

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.

 

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The International Housing Coalition Case Study 3: Aboriginal Housing in Canada: Building on Promising Practices
By: Canadian Real Estate Association
Grant Number: 2005-23

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.

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People & Place
By: University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work
Grant Number: 2005-04

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.

 

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The Wetaskiwin Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment for the City of Wetaskiwin the County of Wetaskiwin No.10 and the Town of Millet
By: Seniors' Homes & Community Housing
Grant Number: 2004-34

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.

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Ecotrust Eco-Home Demonstration Project
By: Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
Grant Number: 2004-22

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
Year: 2006
Format: hard copy

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SAIT Course Module: Alberta’s “Green” Building Programs and Initiatives
By: SAIT
Grant Number: 2004-07

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.

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Urban Growth and Land Use Initiative
By: Canada West Foundation
Grant Number: 2004-05

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.

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Cochrane Affordable Housing Strategy – Building our Community for the Future
By: Housing Strategies Inc. for Cochrane Family & Community Support Services
Grant Number: 2001-16

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.

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Developing A Model of Shared Accommodation: The Case of the Revolving Door Housing Program
By: Judith McGrath, M.A., M.Phil for the Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Grant Number: 2000-14

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.

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