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Vision

Everyone feels at home in our community

Mission

To create inclusive and affordable communities by providing mixed-market rental housing through collaborative partnerships

Values

We value:

 Neighbours. Together, we advance an inclusive and respectful community

– Quality Homes. We offer sustainable housing that is affordable, accessible, and appropriate.

Relationships. We commit to being professional, responsive, and compassionate.

Norfolk Housing Association (NHA) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta.  

NHA is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are responsible for strategic and financial planning.

Building Information and Benefits 

We currently own and operate 5 residential buildings in the desirable Kensington area with a total of 114 residential and 4 commercial tenants. We have a variety of suites available, including studio and 1 and 2 bedroom suites as well as 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses.  Many of our residents are seniors, single parents or persons with disabilities and many of our tenants are long-term residents.

NHA is dedicated to the use of a mixed model concept, with 50% of tenants paying rent geared to income and 50% of tenants paying near market rent.  This approach helps the organization and the tenants avoid the stigma that may be attached to social housing, and allows people from all socio-economic backgrounds and all levels of ability to integrate into a larger community.  Other benefits of the mixed-model approach include:

  • Helping individuals develop and maintain a greater sense of personal pride and inclusion, fostering greater personal success
  • An enlivened community, built on emotional, physical, mental and spiritual respect
  • Providing well-maintained properties that compliment and enhance the value of neighboring properties, thereby increasing acceptance of affordable housing within communities
  • Reduced amount of government funding required due to revenue from market and commercial rents
  • Increased efficiencies based on partnerships
  • Fostering community development as all community members, regardless of ability or income, contribute to the overall well-being of the community

History

We are a registered, non-profit organization, originally named the Hillhurst Sunnyside Non-Profit Housing Association, incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act on August 25, 1980.  The name was changed to Norfolk Housing association in 2002.

Partners and Supporters

Norfolk Housing Association is fortunate to have a number of partners, including the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, who support us in our pursuit of providing affordable housing.  We are grateful to all of the partners, funders and service providers that offer ongoing support to our organization and our tenants.

We are currently seeking to expand our model and develop new partnerships.

Your Support is Critical

We believe that for a city to be truly great, it must be great for everyone. As Calgary continues to grow, the city has suffered a significant loss in its rental housing stock, some through conversion to condominiums, others torn down to be replaced by more expensive housing.  Please support the establishment, in your neighborhood and in all neighborhoods, of more quality, affordable rental housing.  Let your elected representatives, at all three levels of government, know that you support the land leases, building grants, changes to legislations and living allowances that make possible housing for those in our midst, who have the fewest options.