The St. Albert Housing Society.


The St. Albert Housing Society (SAHS) was incorporated as an independent not for-profit organization under the Alberta Societies Act in 2007. The SAHS is dedicated to expanding the capacity of affordable housing options in St. Albert. The SAHS owns rental properties rented at 10% - 15% below market rates, and provides additional rental supplements to eligible individuals as funding permits. Information and referral services are also provided to the community.

To that end, SAHS own rental units rented at 10% or more below market rates, grants temporary rental assistance to eligible individuals through it’s HOMEconnection Program, and provides information and referral services.

The SAHS is funded through a combination of rental revenues, government grants, and donations. Friends of St. Albert Housing Society is the fundraising arm raising contributions from individuals, associations and businesses.

Our Mission

The St. Albert Housing Society provides safe, affordable rental housing options and services to individuals and families of modest means in St. Albert.


People in St. Albert obtain accommodation that is safe, affordable, and suitable to their needs. Housing options are located near transportation, daycare, recreation, education, and community services.

People have the ability to live in St. Albert close to family, friends, work, and personal networks. Stable and affordable housing leads to greater opportunities, improved well-being, and enhanced quality of life for individuals and families.

People can move into market housing or home ownership in St. Albert.


We’ve had 26 board members in our 14 years of operation. Many of whom have served on the board for several years.


Our board has volunteered approximately 1620 hours of their personal time to attend board meetings for the society.


The St. Albert Housing Society Annual Reports Archive is available below. Feel free to contact us for additional information.

“I would like to start by thanking you with all the gratitude in the world for the housing subsidy I have been receiving from your organization. I cannot even put into words how much this has changed the life of myself and my son. Starting over in a new place with a 5 year old special needs child on my own was not the easiest task but was well worth it and you contributed so much by allowing us to afford a home in a safe place! We have been able to get by and create a safe and happy home.”


Past Client


The St. Albert Housing Society recruits and develops a volunteer Board of Directors through the identification and involvement of interesting and inspiring individuals who are dedicated to working collaboratively to improve housing options for all members of the community. Click on the portraits below for more information.

Join our Board of Directors

St. Albert Housing Society (SAHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, affordable rental living options in St. Albert. The Board of Directors provides the key leadership and governance of the Society. The Board sets policy and provides leadership to implement policy.

  • Support and look for opportunities in the community through which to further the mission and vision of SAHS;
  • Maintain the highest level of standards regarding the fiduciary management of the Society in accordance with the Society’s bylaws and legislation;
  • Participate in setting the strategic and annual business plan to set overall direction of the organization;
  • Advocate for and serve as a champion of SAHS and affordable housing options within the community;
  • Actively participate in all major policy, legal and fundraising responsibilities of the Society;
  • Assist with fundraising efforts to build the Society’s financial capacity that will allow for the acquisition of affordable housing units;
  • Attend SAHS hosted events and meetings.
  • Leadership experience in real estate, business or community/social services sectors;
  • Experience as a board member or senior staff working with a Board of Directors;
  • Strong communication, negotiation and consensus building skills;
  • Confidence in helping carry out fundraising plans, events organization and raising the profile of the Society through effective communications;
  • Ability to be an advocate and ambassador for SAHS and the clients served;
  • Financial management/literacy.
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Big Lake Pointe

We own several 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units all rented below market value.



The HOMEconnection Program is up to a year bridging program to assist individuals and families of modest means to transition to stable, safe and affordable living arrangements.


Third Party Resources

We've collected helpful third-party resources so you can focus on getting the help you need.


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St. Albert Housing Society

104B, 14 Mission Avenue
St. Albert, AB.
T8N 1H4
P: 780-544-2205
E: info@stalberthousing.com
The St. Albert Housing Society is funded in-part by The Friends of St. Albert Housing Society Charity | BN #805862299RR0001