What We Do
Affordable Housing: Since its inception in 1975, BOBHA has been providing affordable housing to those seniors most in need throughout the city of Calgary. BOBHA recognizes that the need for affordable housing stretches across our community and that seniors, those who are working full-time and those on social assistance can all struggle to pay market rents. In 2014, BOBHA opened Columbus Place in Bridgeland and opened its doors to low-income families, seniors and others in need of affordable housing. Fostering an inter-generational community wherein low-income seniors live next to families and vulnerable individuals promotes a strong and diverse community for our tenants.
We now serve a diverse mix of tenants at Columbus Place contributing to the strength and vibrancy of our community. BOBHA houses three broad communities; ‘seniors’, ‘working poor’ and ‘vulnerable’ recognizing that many tenants fit into multiple categories and that there are those in need of housing may not fit any category well. The average household income is $22,510 at Columbus Place and Principal Tenants range in age from 21 to 93 and there are six families with children under the age of 18.
BOBHA provides affordable housing with supports and actively collaborates with community organizations to provide tenants access to an array of social, financial, physical, spiritual and emotional supports.
In Calgary there are currently 3,222 homeless individuals and 15,600 households in extreme housing need. Greater affordable housing capacity is needed to provide housing both to individuals who are currently homeless and to help those in extreme housing need.
On March 16, 2018 The Province of Alberta announced their $6M + land commitment to BOBHA’s new affordable housing project. With this commitment plus with funds raised through the RESOLVE Campaign BOBHA will construct over 100 (one, two and three bedroom) units of affordable housing in Bridgeland, creating homes for over 200 vulnerable Calgarians. Expected Completion: Fall 2020.
Bishop O’Byrne Housing Association is a proud Partner in the RESOLVE Campaign
Making Calgary a better home for everyone | www.resolvecampaign.com