Albertans are served by a law enforcement system that is made up of several organizations and types of personnel.
Under provincial legislation, urban municipalities with populations over 5,000 must arrange to provide policing services in their communities. Urban municipalities with populations of 5,000 or less, and all rural municipalities regardless of population, receive policing services from the RCMP under the provincial policing contract between Alberta and the federal government.
The purpose of the AUMA’s Housing Hub is to serve as a central source of information, resources, and strategies that can assist elected officials and administrators of Alberta’s small and mid-sized municipalities to address issues of housing affordability.
Information is current as of: September 8, 2016
Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy
The Government of Alberta should develop a provincial housing needs assessment process that is more holistic and relevant than the current point scoring system.
Source: 2016 AUMA submission to the Provincial Consultation on an Affordable Housing Strategy
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Government of Canada
The Government of Canada invests in affordable housing through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) program. In most cases, federal funding is delivered indirectly through each province/territory based on a cost-matching agreement. The approach allows each province/territory the flexibility to design and deliver affordable housing programs that respond to local needs.
It is important to measure the performance of non-market housing projects or a municipality’s overall housing strategy to understand if past initiatives are meeting the intended targets and what improvements need to be made. The following offers suggestions for how to measure the performance of local initiatives.