Community Housing Applications: Now Accepting

Jun 7, 2022 | Announcement

The CHAC is now accepting Conklin Community Housing Applications!

The time has finally come where the Community Housing Applications are ready and will be available online for submission! These applications were officially launched on Thursday, June 2 at an Open House presented by CRDAC and CHAC. If you have not been able to attend the recent Open House on Thursday, June 2, there is no worry as we have included CRDAC’s construction update below for viewing.

Check out CRDAC/AE’s recent presentation on the Construction/Housing Update

Selection Process for Community Housing

While it is a collective effort that every person in Conklin has access to a safe place to sleep each night, the purpose of the Conklin Community Housing Intake Form (the “Application”) is to help determine the need and priority of the Applicant on behalf of its household.

Identifying the Need

An application will only be accepted for review if the household is considered in Core Housing Need as defined and updated by the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (“CMHC”). Specifically, the household must demonstrate that their current housing situation does not meet adequate, suitable or affordable housing standards.

Further, only households that have income levels below the Income Thresholds (refer to Non-Market North for Conklin, AB), as updated and published by the Government of Alberta, will be accepted.

Identifying the Priority

A selection criteria has been developed to help identify priority by score which then CHAC will need to match to the current supply of housing.

Application to CHAC for Conklin Community Housing

To apply for the upcoming community housing, please visit this LINK or click on the button below to download the PDF Conklin Community Intake Form. Please make sure to read the Application Guideline in full prior to submission. These guidelines will help to ensure that your application is represented accurately. Please note that it is mandatory and the responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the application is accurate and reflective of your current situation including any changes in household circumstances. The Housing Administrator may ask the Applicant to provide proof of all claims made throughout this Application.

Housing Availability

The CRDAC anticipates that pending construction progress, home delivery, and approvals/permits, occupancy will likely occur in Spring 2023 for 10 units out of the 15 unit subdivision at 159 – 163 Pine Lane. We are hoping that the remaining five (5) units at this residential site will be delivered and ready for occupancy by Fall/Winter of 2023. Again, while these are ambitious timelines, these timelines are deeply affected by many factors outside of CRDAC’s control such as municipal development approvals, permit applications and approvals, and construction progress, setbacks (including supply chain issues, severe weather conditions, etc.), and contingencies that can significantly contribute to unexpected delays.

Municipal Approval of ASP Amendment Requires Approval

One of the major contributor to impediment for the construction to be able to move forward is the approval of Conklin Area Structure Plan (“ASP”) Amendment. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (“RMWB”) has decided that a Public Hearing be held during a Special Council Meeting on June 27, 2022 in Conklin. Please don’t miss this event and support this crucial amendment as the housing project cannot move forward without this necessary step and approval.

Who is CHAC?

In 2021, the Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee (“CRDAC”) has struck up the subcommittee the Conklin Housing Advisory Committee (“CHAC”) to add valued contributions to the overall resident selection criteria and application process. While CRDAC continued to focus on the construction of the housing development. More information is available on the CHAC and the community representatives HERE.