A group of eight small housing co-operatives in Saint John that merged to form the Unified Saint John Housing Co-operative in January 2016. These eight co‑ops were developed through a number of funding programs between 1981 and 1985 and included City Centre, Heatherway, High Meadow Park, Jenny’s Spring, Lower Cove, North End Family, South City, and Wright Street Housing Co‑ops. On January 1, 2018 Neighbourhood Housing Co-op, the ninth co-op in Saint John joined USJ, the co-op now consists of 294 co‑op homes of various sizes (from one, two, three and four bedroom apartments to townhomes and single family dwellings) scattered throughout the city of Saint John.
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, neighborhood revitalization, preservation of historic properties, modest design innovations and the provision of outdoor spaces appropriate to community living.
With over 100 units, Rehabitat apartments have a reputation of being affordable and attractive. A variety of buildings throughout Saint John and surrounding area, offer people a comfortable home. From non-elderly single people to seniors to families of various sizes, Rehabitat fulfils the mandate of providing safe, affordable housing that meet local demographics.
A beautiful addition to uptown Saint John, the interesting architectural designs ensure that despite its size, “The Abbey” blends into the existing neighbourhood. One, two and three bedroom apartments are available with a variety of floorplans-some have dens, others have dishwashers, others have private decks. Convenient living at its best, all units enjoy in-floor heating and convenient garbage removal. Some units have dens, patios, dishwashers or stackable laundry facilities-all have access to laundry facilities. Underground parking is available.
Located on Douglas Avenue, Saint Peter’s Non-Profit Housing is comprised of four family units and 20 senior housing apartments. On the bus-line, off-street parking, and proximity to shopping and local amenities makes this an easy place to live out retirement. A few families complete the community adding diversity to the mix.
Housing Alternatives enjoys a close relationship with First Steps- a full program aimed at pregnant and parenting young women. Offering accommodation, training, counseling, and a daycare has enabled First Steps to succeed in making the transition to parenthood easier. An apartment program has also been formed as well as on-going support tailored to each individual parent.