We believe that although we can’t always change our circumstances, we do not have to be defined by them. We believe that everyone, despite of their limitations, have the right to live in a safe home and be part of a supportive community.
Accessible Housing is a Calgary charity that opens doors to homes that are accessible, affordable and safe for people with limited mobility. Accessible Housing was formed in 1974 to meet the housing needs of young people with severe physical disabilities due to spinal cord injuries. We now help a variety of people with limited mobility through a range of housing types and supports so that everyone has a home.
At Accessible Housing we match people’s unique needs to a variety of homes and supports. We’re here to eliminate obstacles and provide the opportunities and support needed so our clients can focus on pursuing their dreams rather than struggling with their limitations.
Bridge to Home – We move people who experience homelessness into independent and permanent housing as quickly as possible, and then provide them with additional services and supports as needed. This includes rental subsidies and case management, with the focus of meaningful community engagement and supportive relationships.
Chinook House – Accessible Housing together with the leading affordable housing provider, Calgary Housing Company, continue to combine efforts to support clients with accessibility needs. Accessible Housing staff work closely with five of our most long-term clients. Although mostly independent, these clients do require a modest amount of night-time and morning assistance as well as potential emergency overnight care.
Inclusio – Inclusio is a fully accessible, supportive living home for adults with limited mobility who require some assistance with activities of daily living but also value autonomy and independence.
RAD Renovations – RAD Renovations is an industry leader in transforming Calgary and surrounding areas into a safer and more accessible community for its citizens. Our team of experts facilitate accessibility renovations from start to finish, from residential homes to businesses to community centres.
Getting involved is easy. You can share your skills, advocate for accessibility in your community, attend an event or connect with us on Social Media!
Volunteer – We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, energetic, committed people to share their skills. We need individuals and groups. Click here for ideas on how to get involved as a volunteer.
Donate – Your donation will help open doors to homes for people with limited mobility. There are several different ways you can donate to Accessible Housing, such as monthly giving, donating your car or hosting a third-party event. Click here to learn more about options to donate and support Accessible Housing.
Advocate – Contact your Councillor, MLA or MP and urge them to do what they can to increase the number of accessible, affordable homes. Our leaders can do this by helping streamline approval processes for new housing to be built, to provide meaningful incentives for developers and to continue to make land available to be purchased, leased or donated so that not-for-profit organizations can build more housing.
Attend and Event – Each year we host a number of events to raise funds for to our organization. Attending an event has a direct impact in supporting those living with limited mobility and providing awareness about the programs and services we offer. View a list of events on our website.