Rent assistance helps people live in their homes affordably

The government of Alberta has redesigned and improved its Rent Supplement Program to meet the needs of Albertans in these difficult times. The program includes:

Civida is administering TRAB and RAB on behalf of the government of Alberta. In both cases, rent assistance is provided to recipients who have their own tenancy agreements outside of Civida-managed buildings, but cannot afford the total cost of rent. These programs are governed by the Rent Supplement Regulation and the Social Housing Accommodation Regulation.

Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB)

The Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit provides a subsidy for working households with low income or those between jobs. Support is intended to help while income stabilizes.

Rent Assistance Benefit (RAB)

The Rent Assistance Benefit reopened on April 1, 2021. Formerly the Direct Rent Supplement, this long-term benefit will continue to subsidize Albertans with low income across the province.


Rent Assistance payment dates

Your rent assistance benefit will be deposited before the first of the month.