Seniors Self-Contained Housing falls under the Social Housing Programs and rent is generally based on 30% of the household’s total combined income. This program offers apartments in both high-rise and low-rise accessible buildings.

While heat, water, waste removal, and sewer costs are included in the rental fees, tenants are responsible for the electricity expense, and such items as cable and internet services. Tenants are able to enjoy reduced cable rates through negotiated agreements with the cable provider.

Adults who are able to live independently are invited to apply for the Seniors Self-Contained Housing program. Qualified applicants are assessed for access to this program based on the following age priorities and community need;

  • Within five of these seven buildings those 65 years of age or older are given priority.
  • Two of the seven buildings also serve non-senior residents; priority is given to those 65 years of age or older, then those between the ages of 55 and 64, finally applicants 55 years of age and under.

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 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 through information so needs can be assessed appropriately. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please call 403.527.4507

This form is for adult applying for the following social housing program:

  • Seniors Self Contained Housing

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 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.

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.