Programs & Services


Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

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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:

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 $34,000
Couple with no dependents $39,000
Couple/Individual with 1 dependent $50,000
Couple/Individual with 2 dependents $59,500
Couple/Individual with 3 dependents $64,500

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.


Financial Literacy

The St. Albert Community Village and the Rental Assistance Program offer a six-week financial literacy program.

Led by a certified facilitator, each series runs for six weeks. Participants are given a workbook , all supplies , meal and child care are free of charge.

Trained volunteers are also available for those participants who prefer one-on-one support.

Note: This workshop is a part of the contractual agreement to the Rental Assistance Program (RAP).

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

  • Vivian

    Community Liaison Social Worker
    Rental Assistance Program Coordinator

780-459-0599 – ext. 3