Programs & Services


Advocacy

We strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can share your story and receive the support you need.

AISH and CPP Form Completion

Are you looking to apply for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)? Not sure which medical reports or supporting documents to include? Unclear which doctor or specialist must provide them?

Or, maybe you need to apply for your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and don’t really know how.

How we can help:

Our staff social worker are available to help clients with AISH paperwork and CPP forms. Volunteers can also help you develop or improve your resumé and interview skills.

Legal Workshops

Lawyers, made possible through support from the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, come in twice per year for a 3 week session.

Including, but not limited to:

  • Property Division
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Parenting

Snacks and childcare are available for program participants.

Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

The St. Albert Rental Assistance Program (RAP) helps individuals and families sustain appropriate housing. The program provides rental assistance for low- to moderate-income families and individuals to help with monthly rent payments up to a maximum of one year.

PRE-REQUISITE:

To qualify, you must have completed the financial literacy workshop

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

To qualify, individuals and families must:

  • Be gainfully employed
  • Meet the household income threshold
  • Have lived in St. Albert a minimum of six months with a fixed address
  • Pay more than 30% of gross monthly household income toward rent

In Addition, your household’s total annual income must fall below:

Family Status CNIT Household Threshold
Individual with no dependents $31,000
Couple with no dependents $37,500
Couple/Individual with 1 dependent $44,000
Couple/Individual with 2 dependents $49,500
Couple/Individual with 3 dependents $54,500

If you are between 18 and 59 years old:

  • Your annual household income must come from employment.
  • You must pay more than 30% of gross monthly household income toward rent and heat.
  • You must have less than $7,000 in assets.
  • You must have no other financial options to sustain housing.
  • You must not hold a mortgage or own property.

If you are over 60:

  • You must pay more than 30% of gross monthly household income towards rent and heat.
  • You must not live in a subsidized or private facility funded by Albert Senior & Community Support.
  • You must not live in a residential care facility.
  • You must have no other financial options to sustain housing.
  • You must not hold a mortgage or own property.

Note:
Funding is limited. Even though you may qualify based on these eligibility criteria, selection is based on highest need.

YOU’RE NOT ELIGIBLE IF YOU’RE CURRENTLY RECEIVING:

  • Your annual household income must come from employment.
  • You must pay more than 30% of gross monthly household income toward rent and heat.
  • You must have less than $7,000 in assets.
  • You must have no other financial options to sustain housing.
  • You must not hold a mortgage or own property.

How to Apply:

First, If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can pick up an application form at any of the following locations:

Salvation Army

  • 165 Liberton Drive
  • (780) 458-1937

SAFBCV

  • 30, 50 Bellerose Drive
  • (780) 522-1030

St. Albert 50+ Club

  • 7 Tache Street
  • (780) 459-0433

FCSS

  • 10, 50 Bellerose Drive
  • (780) 459-1756

Upon Application Approval:

1. If your application is approved, you’ll receive a phone call to set up an interview with the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) Coordinator, who will help you develop an exit strategy.

2. The coordinator will work with you and, if applicable, with others in your household, to look at ways to make your life more sustainable.

3. While you’re receiving rental assistance, you’ll also receive tools and develop strategies you can apply to help you achieve greater independence.

4. Once you’re part of the Rental Assistance Program (RAP), you can then participate in other programs and services available through the SAFBCV, including financial literacy, offered on a monthly basis. These form part of your exit strategy.

For more information about the program and eligibility criteria, contact:

780-459-0599 – ext. 1