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Social housing, also called affordable housing, exists for people who are unable to access the private housing market because of financial, social or other circumstances. The Department of Seniors and Housing provides social housing through the Alberta Social Housing Corporation, a legal entity created by the department to hold the social housing portfolio. The ASHC owns or financially supports over 36,000 social housing units.

The department has implemented our recommendation by putting in place a new contracting policy along with supporting procurement procedures.