Housing Alternatives Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides Development and Management Services to both Housing Co-operatives and Non Profit Housing Organizations in South Western New Brunswick.

Housing Alternatives Inc. was founded in 1981 on the initiative of the Human Development Council and the local Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. For more than 38 years we have been assisting people with alternate solutions to their housing challenges. Our main purpose is to provide housing support services to non-profit and housing co-operative groups working to provide housing to low and moderate income households. Housing Alternatives Inc. has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for our innovative and sensitive

approach to housing development.

Community Partnerships

Since opening our doors we have been committed to developing strong partnerships with other community agencies in Saint John. Our value oriented philosophy allows us to focus on doing what we do best, providing housing, while the agencies that we partner with provide services and supports to residents.

Organized Departure

In partnership with the Province of New Brunswick, our Organized Departure Program allows us to rapidly rehouse people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Housing First Saint John

Our Housing First program is designed to support the goals of the National Housing Strategy, Reaching Home. We embrace a recovery oriented approach to ending homelessness, which focuses on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional support and services as needed. More about Housing First.

Our Services

An entire range of services are provided, including property management, development, maintenance, and bookkeeping. Bookkeeping services are also available to other non-profit groups.


From property acquisition to reporting, Housing Alternatives’ Development Service will allow you to build with confidence. Our expertise include project design, capital financing, construction, general management and

site supervision

Finance and Administration

The key to success for any non-profit is sound financial management. Our service includes bookkeeping, budget preparation, year-end review, annual reporting, rent supplement administration, property tax review and orientation for treasurers.


Making sure that your property is in top shape is our priority. Our Maintenance Service team focuses on preventative

maintenance as well as routine repairs and capital improvement renovations.

Our Team

Housing Alternatives Inc. currently employs over 20 amazing staff members. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!