OCH STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL HOUSING CO-INVESTMENT FUND

Ottawa Community Housing’s CEO Stephane Giguere made the following statement following the federal government’s announcement of the National Housing Co-Investment Fund:

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) applauds the federal government’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund, an announcement as part of Canada’s National Housing Strategy. The fund is a further step in helping municipalities and housing providers deliver sufficient and adequate housing to Canadians in need. Housing is the foundation to building stronger communities that in turn, contribute to a healthier Canadian economy.

Over the past years, OCHC has been recognized as a leader in the affordable and social housing sector. With a strong tenant focus, OCHC has strategically transformed its operations with investments in technology and energy efficiency through the OCH Eco2Plan, a strong portfolio renewal strategy with new land acquisitions, redevelopment projects and the strengthening of partnerships with the social and private sectors.

OCHC looks forward to capitalizing on the funding opportunities of the National Housing Co-Investment Fund. OCHC has prepared for, and anticipated this journey. We will continue to work with all levels of government and develop meaningful collaborative partnerships to achieve a common goal of providing affordable, suitable and adequate housing to meet the need of vulnerable Canadians.

Stephane Giguère, CEO – Ottawa Community Housing

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