Who are we?
Harbour City Homes is a non profit housing society with a mandate to provide safe, affordable living accommodations to those of low to moderate incomes within the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Our society was established in 1978 for the initial purpose of revitalizing primarily the Brunswick Street and Uniacke Square areas through the rehabilitation of historic buildings and the construction of new infill rental accommodations on vacant lots. The aim was to supply safe, affordable rental accommodations to those of low and moderate incomes that were architecturally compatible with the scale and design of other buildings in the neighbourhoods.
When renovating the existing units, the main concern was to upgrade the facilities to safe standards and provide warm, comfortable housing. By retaining historic building which, in many cases, would have been demolished by other developers, Harbour City Homes has contributed to the continuity of existing the neighbourhoods.
Today, we are proud to continue to own historic properties and residential buildings for rental accommodations. Many of our historic properties boast of charm, character and history unparalleled in the city. Several have 12-15 foot ceilings, spiral staircases, harbour views, original hardwood flooring and workmanship that showcase the beauty of their age.
Harbour City Homes has come along way throughout the years and we are proud to say, the revenue from tenant rentals is our main source of funding for our organization.