MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Update: We are still open to the public to receive applications for membership.  Please note that with the provincial temporary measures that came into effect on September 4th, 2021 we do require that masks are worn when visiting the office. 

 

As approved by the SMHC Board of Directors in September 2020, applications for membership in Sarcee Meadows Housing Co-operative Ltd. will now be accepted at any time.  This is a two-part process; completed applications forms will be held in queue until such time that the Waiting Lists need to be filled.

We are not able to estimate the wait time for a unit.  Submitting an application does not guarantee a place on the waiting list. 

 

Submitting an Application:

 

When reqesting an application please specify the number of people in your family and the size of qualifying unit you would like to apply for. You may only fill out one application and must choose one size of unit.

Unit Type

Square Footage

Number of People

Minimum Qualifying Income

2020/2021 Monthly Housing Charge

2 Bedroom

992 sq. ft

1-4 People

$40,800

$889

Small 3 Bedroom

1122 sq. ft.

3-6 People

$42,240

$919

Large 3 Bedroom

1205 sq. ft.

4-6 People

$43,344

$942

4 Bedroom

1326 sq. ft.

5-8 People

$44,496

$966

 

Please note that as of November 1, 2021 the Minimum Qualifying Income and Monthly Housing Charges will increase as follows:

Unit Type

 

 

Minimum Qualifying Income

2021/2022 Monthly Housing Charge

2 Bedroom

 

 

$44,592

$929

Small 3 Bedroom

 

 

$46,032

$959

Large 3 Bedroom

 

 

$47,136

$982

4 Bedroom

 

 

$48,288

$1006

Interested parties may request an application form via email: applications@sarceemeadows.coop (only requests sent to this email will recieve an application form) or in person at the office:

Sarcee Meadows Housing Co-operative Ltd.

B50 4221 Sarcee Road SW

Calgary, AB 

Completed applications are to be returned to the office along with all required documents as outlined on the application form. Only complete applications with all required documents will be accepted.  Applications will be date and time stamped and held in queue in the order they are received.

Applicants are required to check in with the SMHC office once a year or they will be removed from the queue.

 

We charge a non-refundable application fee of $30.00.  Payment can be made by cheque, money order, or debit please.  We do not accept cash.

Qualifying for the Waiting List

 

Applicants will go through the qualifying process as required to keep the Waiting Lists full.  Applicants must pay an application fee, qualify financially, meet the best use of space requirements, and have a good credit check.  (Qualified applicants must have a satisfactory credit rating. Applicants who have declared bankruptcy may only apply after the bankruptcy has been completely discharged.)

Qualifying applicants will be sent an information booklet and will have one month to call and set up an interview.  After a satisfactory interview, applications will be brought to the Membership Committee for approval to be presented to the Board of Directors for final approval.  Applicants approved by the Board of Directors will be placed on the waiting list in the order their application was received.

Prospective members on the Waiting List must check in with the SMHC office every six months to keep their position on the Waiting List or their names will be removed.

 

For more information please view the applicable policies below:

Member Application Policy

Member Selection Policy

Best Use of Space Policy

External Waiting List Policy

Updated July 2021