Alabu Bolig

Alabu Bolig (housing association)

Alabu Bolig (housing association)

About Alabu Bolig

With approximately 6,000 leases and 70 departments, Alabu Bolig is one of Aalborg’s largest housing associations. The majority of the residences are located in and around Aalborg, and the types of rental range from youth housing to family residences to housing for senior citizens. Living in social housing means living in a small local democracy where the residents jointly make decisions about maintenance, renewal and improvements in the individual housing division. As a tenant, you have the opportunity to influence your own housing situation, and no one is profiting on the rent. In Alabu Bolig there is room for everyone, and in all phases of life. We have a special responsibility to make room for everyone. From the young students to families or singles. We also have a responsibility to create room for those with special needs. Respect and care as well as presence and community are important keywords in Alabu Bolig, and this is an ongoing focus for us e.g. through various social activities and efforts for both residents and staff. 


The vision of Alabu Bolig is to become North Jutland’s most sustainable and attractive housing association with residences for everyone. Both in terms of economic sustainability, social sustainability, environmental sustainability and sustainable working environment. The road to the goal includes and involves everyone – both residents and staff.

Case description – “simplifying sustainable living”

In several of our departments, including the youth housing, we are experiencing a large turnover of residents and thus a lot of moving in and out. This often leads to a large waste of resources in the form of abandoned furniture and house hold effects, which turn into bulk waste, that the property officers have to deal with.

Alabu Bolig would like to help prevent the large amount of content ending up in waste containers, as this is in every way a waste of resources and at the same time a costly procedure. We want the students to help investigate which solutions are needed to improve the handling of larger furniture and house hold effects in our departments, for example the youth housing. This include involving the residents and staff in the departments involved.