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Midfield Mobile Home Park (MMHP)

The Midfield Mobile Home Park (MMHP) located at 954-16 Ave N.E. is owned by The City of Calgary. Mobile homes are owned by private citizens (tenants) who rent a mobile home pad from The City.  Calgary Housing Company has maintained and operated Midfield over the years.

Current Status

On May 27, 2014, Midfield tenants were informed that Calgary City Council came to the difficult decision to close Midfield Mobile Home Park on September 30, 2017 and not proceed with the construction of East Hills Estates.

Midfield Mobile Home Park is closing because it is challenged by aging and failing water and sewer lines.  The water and sewer lines are located directly underneath the mobile homes. Repair and replacement of the water and sewer lines is impractical, given the logistics of removing the existing mobile homes, garages, carports and other improvements in order to access the existing water and sewer lines. Midfield is being closed in order to disconnect and remove the existing water and sanitary sewer network and to do preliminary stripping and grading of the Midfield lands.

Council and Administration understand and sincerely appreciate that the closure of Midfield is not easy.  To assist with the move from Midfield and help make other housing arrangements, The City has offered support in the form of the Midfield Closure Program plus provided three years notice to tenants.
 
As described in the Midfield Closure Program Information Booklet, a tenant may be eligible to access the following:
  • The mobile home removal fund (up to a maximum of $10,000) 
  • The tenant closure payment of $10,000
  • Legal fee reimbursement (up to $500)
 
The Midfield Closure Program provides all Midfield residents access to social service support such as the resident assistance program and alternative living accommodation program provided by Homewood Health. As well, City staff is available for one-on-one tenant conversations, plus a Calgary Housing Company (CHC) Leasing Agent is available to provide information about CHC housing options to Midfield Park residents who may require housing assistance. As a result many tenants have left Midfield Mobile Home Park.

For more information contact 311

History 

Year
​1968-1969 Midfield was developed by Richfield Development Corporation on land leased from The City. 
​1973 Richfield Development Corporation turned the operation and management of Midfield over to The City.  The City’s former Land Department (later called Corporate Properties & Buildings) was originally in charge of Midfield. 
​2001 Calgary Housing Company assumed operations and management of Midfield on behalf of The City.
  

Over the last 12 years, Administration has engaged and informed Midfield tenants of the status of the water and sewer pipelines and direction from Council.   Several open houses and information sessions were held with tenants to provide detailed information and also to obtain feedback on the possible options being evaluated by Administration and Council.

 
​Year
2005​ Information session for Midfield tenants was held by the Ward Alderman Joe Cerci and Administration (Corporate Properties & Buildings) to present information about the condition of the water and sewer pipelines, three general approaches to address the water and sewer pipeline problems, and to respond to tenants’ questions.
2006 After further analysis, Administration and Alderman Joe Ceci presented six options to address the water and sewer pipelines challenge to Midfield tenants
2007 Council directed Administration to inform tenants of the closure of Midfield in approximately five years, to continue the repair of pipelines on an as required basis and to develop a relocation strategy for Midfield tenants.
2008 Council directed Administration to acquire a site for a new mobile home park, conduct a detailed feasibility analysis, and initiate the redevelopment of Midfield following the closure and relocation of tenants.
2010 A new City Council was elected and in 2011 the new Council directed Administration to re-evaluate the Go Forward Strategy to ensure all possible factors were considered and examined.
2014 Council approved plans to close Midfield and not pursue construction of a new mobile home park at East Hills Estates.