Founded in 1981 with the assistance of CMHC and the Human Development Council, Housing Alternatives Inc. is a nationally accredited, non-profit Resource Group. Our mandate is to add to the housing supply and provide housing related services, so as to improve the quality of life for people of low to moderate income in New Brunswick. We are part of a network of over 40 Resource Groups in Canada, one of two in New Brunswick.
Housing Alternatives Inc. has developed ten continuing housing co-operatives, nine in Saint John and one in St. Stephen, totalling 338 units. Collectively owned and operated by their member residents, co-ops in Saint John have been praised by government and the public alike for their dramatic contribution to community involvement initiatives, neighbourhood revitalization, preservation of historic properties, modest design innovations and the provision of outdoor spaces appropriate to community living.