The Direct Rent Supplement Program has been established by Alberta Seniors and Housing to help address the housing need throughout Alberta.  Rimoka Housing Foundation administers this program in Ponoka and Rimbey.

How can this program help me?

In this program, tenants rent from a private landlord and are given a rent subsidy from Rimoka to help with their housing costs.

The amount of assistance is based on the difference between the tenant's qualified rent and 30% of their income, to a maximum subsidy of $500.  This amount is then fixed for one year.  Eligibility for continued assistance, which is subject to ongoing funding, is reviewed every year.

Am I eligible for this program?

To qualify, applicants must be Canadian Citizens, independent landed immigrants, or government sponsored landed immigrants.  Assets and belongings cannot exceed $25,000.

Total gross household income cannot be more than the income limits stated below, based on the number of bedrooms you are eligible for:

Bedroom Size Maximum Income per Year
Bachelor/Studio $32,000
One Bedroom $35,000
Two Bedroom $41,500
Three Bedroom $45,500
Four + Bedrooms $49,000

 This program is open to people who are renting a legal suite (e.g. apartment, townhouse, house).

Proof of Income and Rent

Applicants must provide proof of both their income and rent (including copies of rent receipts, cancelled rent cheques, lease agreement, and/or utility bills).

What else should I know?

Landlord Tenant Relationship

Tenants sign a lease agreement with the private landlord.  Under the agreement, they follow the rules and regulations established by the landlord.

Any questions about rent payments, upkeep of the residential premises, emergencies after hours, problems with neighbours, moving out, etc. should be directed to the private landlord and not to Rimoka.

Tenants must make their rent payments to the private landlord.

 To learn more, please contact us

To apply, please complete our application.