To be eligible to apply for our affordable housing units, you must first meet the eligibility requirements.

There are two criteria for eligibility that you must meet.


The maximum allowable gross income depends on family size/composition and unit size offered to the client. Total household income (line 150 on your income tax return) cannot exceed the 'Core Need Income Thresholds' as set by the Province of Alberta on an annual basis.                        

The 2019 CNIT for Cochrane are as follows:

Bachelor:             35,000

One Bedroom:     41,000

Two Bedroom:     50,500   

Three Bedroom:  56,000


Applicants must currently live or work in Cochrane or Western Rocky View County, and have lived or worked in these areas for at least 6 months.

Some utilities may be included in the rent depending on the unit. Tenants are responsible for paying their own cable, telephone and internet. Each unit is allotted one parking stall. Pets and smoking are NOT permitted in any units. Exceptions to this include service and guide dogs who are properly registered.

To apply for a unit, applicants must first, complete a CSHO Housing Wait Form 2018. Please fax form to 403-851-2260.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Sandra Gateman, Housing Resource Worker at (403) 851-2565, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or in person at the Homestead, Main Floor, Unit #1, 209 2nd Ave. W., Cochrane, Alberta.