Rent Supplement programs are geared towards individuals who live in private market rental accommodations and who prefer to remain in their current home but have financial difficulty maintaining their residence.

Recipients of these rent supplements generally pay 30% of their income towards their monthly rent charge, and the remainder of their rent is subsidized. Rental units may be subject to an inspection to ensure they meet minimum health and housing standards.

Please Note: No new applications for rent supplements are being accepted at this time while the existing programs are being reviewed for consistency of benefits and to ensure households that need assistance most are prioritized.

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.

Tenants must complete and submit this form to report a change in income and request a rent adjustment.

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.

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.