About Us

What is Attainable Homes?

Attainable Homes Calgary is a non-profit organization created and owned by The City of Calgary to improve the life trajectories of Calgarians striving to achieve quality homeownership.


The Story

In 2009, Mayor Dave Bronconnier conceived of an organization that would help moderate-income Calgarians bridge the ever-growing affordability gap. With the help of Councillor Brian Pincott and our founding Chair, David Laycock, they developed a program whereby an independent, non-profit organization would help to remove the barrier of a down payment by providing it as a gift to eligible participants with the agreement that when they sold their home in the future, they would share a portion of the home’s appreciation with the program to help future participants.

 Every year we report to City Council as our shareholder and we are proud to have Mayor Nenshi, not only sit on our board, but act as our biggest champion. We value the role we play in the City of Calgary and take pride in having helped improve the life trajectories of over 750 people through achieving attainable homeownership. 

If you would like to join the hundreds of Calgarians who have improved their life trajectories through homeownership – connect with us! 



Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation (AHCC) is a nonprofit social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that delivers well-appointed, entry-level homes for Calgarians who have been caught in the city’s growing housing affordability gap. 

Through our Attainable Home Ownership Program, we connect builders, developers, lenders, lawyers and others to bring down the upfront costs of ownership so qualifying Calgarians can buy their very own home with a $2,000 down payment. Furthermore, when you decide to buy an attainable home, you're also choosing to pay it forward to help another family in the future. When you eventually decide to refinance or sell your home on the market, a share of the appreciation goes back into the program to fund more developments that will help even more people get a foot on the property ladder.

Do you aspire to own a home of your own? Contact us today and let us show you just how attainable this milestone can be.

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