August 2022 Update - Rent Rates and more

Posted on Aug 12, 2022

August Update

Here are some important updates for August 2022, as well as some reminders for people interested in applying for housing with us when applications open:

  • We anticipate opening the building in early 2023
  • Applications are expected to open in late September
    • Application information will be emailed to this list as soon as it becomes available.

When applications are made available, the following is important information about rent rates, eligibility, and how to prepare for applying for housing with Heartland Housing Foundation.

Information shared in June’s update, which also included information about our pet policy, can be found on our website at https://www.heartlandhousing.ca/housing-directory/all-ages-apartments/muriel-ross-abdurahman-court-in-development

Rent Rates

Rent rates for Muriel Ross Abdurahman Court are set to be 20-25% below the regular market rates for similar accommodations in Fort Saskatchewan. Monthly rent includes heat and water, but other utilities and amenities will be the responsibility of the tenant.

Suite Type

Unit Square Footage

Monthly Rent

Studio

29.52 meters / 3182 feet

 $         635.00

One Bedroom

59.52 meters / 6412 feet

$         900.00

Two Bedroom

89.62 meters/ 9652 feet

$         940.00

Three Bedroom

1202 meters / 12942 feet

$         995.00

 

Eligibility

  • Eligibility for housing at Muriel Ross Abdurahman Court is based on an income threshold.
  • Household income will be verified at the time of application and annual verifications will be required to ensure ongoing household eligibility.
  • An applicant’s total annual household income must be under the amounts below:
  • Studio: $36,000/yr.
  • 1-Bedroom: $42,000/yr.
  • 2-Bedroom: $52,500/yr.
  • 3-Bedroom: $62,500/yr.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a first come-first served basis and will not be priority scored.

Aside from the income requirements, any applicant or household member who appears on Alberta’s dangerous offender registry is disqualified from housing with Heartland Housing Foundation.

Preparing for an Application

Households who are interested in applying for housing with Heartland Housing Foundation are required to provide 12 months of income statements for all sources of household income for any household member 15 years of age and older.

Income includes all sources of income, like wages, benefits, self-employment income, AISH, student loans, refugee resettlement assistance, foreign income, family support, and pensions. A complete list of eligible sources of income will be made available with the application package.

Households who are interested in applying for housing with Heartland housing Foundation are strongly encouraged to begin collecting their household’s income information in advance of applying.