What We Do
Affordable Housing: With the opening of Columbus Place BOBHA moved away from exclusively serving seniors and welcomed vulnerable families recognizing the breadth of needs in Calgary. 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 three families with children under the age of 18.
Low Income Seniors: In 2016 we served 474 seniors over the age of 65 and 31 singles under the age of 65 and housed 50 new households in our seven buildings.
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.
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.
Bishop O’Byrne Housing Association is a proud Partner in the RESOLVE Campaign
Making Calgary a better home for everyone.