YMCA Welcome Village

Affordable Housing Program

The Melcor YMCA Village helps people who have housing affordability needs and would benefit from a lower rent. Melcor YMCA Village is an affordable housing facility and participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

Facts
  • Unit Rental Rates are 10% - 15% below the average market rental rate, which is set by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation in April and October.  Melcor YMCA Village’s rates are set on the April data.  The YMCA does not provide rental subsidy.
  • Applicants must meet CORE Need Income Thresholds to qualify.  Income requirements are applied based on the number of bedrooms requested.
  • The Melcor YMCA Village affordable housing is a Smoke-free and Pet-free environment.  Qualified service dogs are allowed.
  • All household members 18 years of age and older must pass a Criminal Records Check with the Edmonton Police Service during the application process.  Tenants are also required to sign the Residential Tenancy Addendum Agreement for Crime Free Multi-Housing Program of Edmonton before they move in.  By doing so, tenants agree that members of their household, their guests, and they, themselves, will not engage in the following criminal activity on or about the premises.
  • Tenants are required to maintain Tenant Household Insurance. Policy information can be made available to tenants who do not currently carry such insurance.
  • Tenants pay a security deposit of $500.00.
  • Tenants are required to pay for power.  Other utilities are included in the rent, the total of which will be payable to the YMCA, landlord.
  • Tenants are responsible for the installation and on-going charges related to all additional services such as telephone, cable and internet.
  • Tenants are responsible for parking.  There is an underground parkade located in the Boyle Street Plaza that tenants can rent a parking stall.  There is limited community parking.
Amenities
  • Appliances:  Each rental unit comes with a fridge, stove and microwave.
  • Laundry Facilities:  Card-operated washers and dryers are located in the main floor laundry room.
  • Recreation and Leisure:  A children’s indoor and outdoor play space is located on the main floor.  The apartment building is situated on a City of Edmonton green site and is adjacent to the Boyle Street Plaza, which houses the Shirley Stollery YMCA Child Care and YMCA Family Resource Centre as well as the Boyle Street Community Centre.
  • YMCA Affordable Housing Tenants are eligible to apply for YMCA Membership and may qualify for the Opportunity Fund subsidy.  Tenants also qualify for, and are encouraged to apply for membership in the Boyle Street Community League.
Area and Bedroom Lists

Melcor YMCA Village follows the National Occupancy Standards which recommends the number of bedrooms for which a tenant qualifies based on the makeup of the family; however your individual situation may require an alternate number of bedrooms. If you are unsure about how many rooms you qualify for, contact the YMCA.

Examples of Family Size and Number of Bedrooms Allowed based on National Occupancy Standards:

  Number of Adults

Number of Children

Bedrooms Allowed

1

0

Bachelor or 1 bedroom

2 – A couple

0

Bachelor or 1 bedroom

2 – Roommates

0

2 bedrooms

1 or 2

1-2

2 bedrooms

Children five years of age and under, regardless of sex, may share a bedroom.

If a couple needs separate bedrooms for health reasons, they may apply for two bedrooms but they must provide a doctor’s letter to support the application and be able to pay the associated rent.

If an applicant does not have sole or joint custody of their children and/or the children do not live with the applicant, bedrooms will not be assigned for those children.

Occupants, other than family members, who are 18 years or older must have their own bedroom.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

The Melcor YMCA Village is currently certified under the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program involves the tenants, the Edmonton Police Service, and the YMCA of Northern Alberta. The goal is to work together to reduce crime.

Tenants consent to be part of the program.  All household members 18 years of age and older must pass a Criminal Records Check with the Edmonton Police Service during the application process.  Tenants are also required to sign the Residential Tenancy Addendum Agreement for Crime Free Multi-Housing Program of Edmonton before they move in.  By doing so, tenants agree that members of their household, their guests, and they, themselves, will not engage in the following criminal activity on or about the premises:

  1. Any drug related criminal activity
  2. Solicitation (sex trade workers and related nuisance activity)
  3. Street gang activity
  4. Assault(s) or threatened assault(s)
  5. Unlawful use of a firearm or other weapon
  6. Any criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the landlord, other residents, or persons on the residential property or residential premises

If tenants or members of their household permit other persons onto the property or allow them to live in the premises, the tenants will be responsible for the actions of those persons and the consequences of those actions.

The Addendum allows for the police to release information about criminal activity to the YMCA of Northern Alberta for the purpose of determining if a breach of the agreement has occurred.

It is understood and agreed that a single violation of any of these provisions will result in the termination of the tenancy.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE PART OF THE CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING PROGRAM, DO NOT COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM FOR OUR MELCOR YMCA VILLAGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Rental subsidy

The YMCA of Northern Alberta does not offer rent subsidies at the Melcor YMCA Village. Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) offers a number of subsidy programs.  CRHC presently has a waiting list for all subsidy programs.  All Rent Subsidy Programs are subject to the availability of ongoing government funding.  Please note that CRHC does not offer emergency funding.  

In all subsidy programs, tenants rent from a private landlord. Market rents charged by the landlords are subject to approval by CRHC.  Eligibility for continued rent subsidy assistance is reviewed annually.

If you wish to see if you qualify for a rent subsidy, please contact:

Capital Region Housing Corporation

10232 - 112 Street NW

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

T5K 1M4

Telephone: 780-420-6161

Information Line (24 Hour Recording): 780-428-8200

Fax: 780-426-6854

Website: www.crhc.ab.ca

 



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