The Affordable Housing Program provides rental housing at a rate set below the market rent for a similarly sized unit.

Rental rates are set at a 10% – 30% below the market rental rate for Medicine Hat.  While parking, heat, water, waste removal, and sewer costs are included in the rent, tenants are responsible for electricity expenses and such items as cable and internet services (depending on location). The chart below provides current rental rates per unit type for this program.

Medicine Hat Community Housing Society Owned Affordable Housing

The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society has constructed 85 units of Affordable Housing under an Affordable Housing Partnerships Initiative (AHPI) grant from the Provincial and Federal Governments and with the donation of land from the City of Medicine Hat and a variety of other private and government grants.

Municipally Owned Affordable Housing

The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society manages 32 municipally owned affordable housing units. These units were constructed by the City of Medicine Hat with the support of Government of Alberta Capital Grant Funding.

Unit TypeAffordable Housing Rates
Bachelor$475
One Bedroom$480 – $530
Two Bedroom$600 – $650
Three Bedroom$675

Applications
and Forms


Those interested in applying for Subsidized Housing programs are invited to complete a Standard Application Form.  For Seniors Housing, please complete the Seniors Application Form. These forms may be completed online or printed and completed manually. These forms are also available at the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society office at:

#104, 516 – 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 0H3

The application must include all required supporting documentation and be signed and witnessed in person in order to be processed.

It is important to provide accurate and thorough information so needs can be appropriately assessed. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please call 403.527.4507

This form is for individuals and families applying for one of the following social housing programs:

  • Family or Special Needs Housing
  • Affordable Housing
  • Private Market Rent Supplements

Applicants are required to notify the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society of any changes in circumstances.  Changes should be noted on the Application Update form and submitted to Medicine Hat Community Housing Society as soon as possible, as this will trigger a re-evaluation of the application.

A form that a landlord can fill out for a tenant which gives details about a rental unit and contact information of the landlord, to support various social program documentation requirements. The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society provides rent reports for our tenants who require this information for such things as an income support application.  The report may also be required from private landlords for tenants involved in the Rent Supplement Programs.

The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society can only accept rental payments from the leaseholder. If a tenant requires a third party to pay rent on a regular basis, consent is required by completing this form.

Tenants needing to submit a maintenance service request may contact the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society Office. It is important that all maintenance emergencies (i.e. fire, flood, no water and/or no heat) be reported immediately. Please call the Emergency Maintenance line at 403.527.4507, option 3.

Tenants intending to move are required to provide written notice to the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society. The Notice to Vacate form should be submitted to the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society office no later than 30 days prior to the move out date. A Cleaning List is provided to highlight tenant move out responsibilities and to minimize deductions from the tenant’s security deposit refund.