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Ottawa Community Housing News

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) provides approximately 15,000 homes to 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCH houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCH is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario.

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Our Mission

As a leader in the delivery of quality, affordable housing, Ottawa Community Housing collaborates with others to develop safe and healthy communities.

  • Financial Sustainability

    Financial sustainability involves positioning OCH to access available grants, maintain assets, implement refinancing strategies, and reinvest savings into our communities.

  • Portfolio Maintenance & Growth

    Identifying and implementing redevelopment plans, increasing capacity and suitability of affordable housing, and expanding business opportunities and partnerships.

  • Safe & Healthy Communities

    Undertaking initiatives that engage tenants in creating safe and inclusive neighborhoods, and creating the awareness and skills necessary for successful tenancies.

  • Green Plan

    Promoting green culture through its Green Plan, which includes education and retrofit initiatives, and constantly developing and monitoring strategies to reduce energy consumption across our portfolio.

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