Media Advisory: Ottawa Community Housing celebrates funding for redevelopment of Rochester Heights

May 2018 Ottawa – Ottawa Community Housing will unveil plans for a redevelopment of the Rochester Heights community on May 4. The new build, which will add affordable housing capacity, is partially funded under the provincial Investment In Affordable Housing Program. OCHC representatives will be joined by Mayor Jim Watson, Somerset Councillor Catherine McKenney, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna.

WHAT:       Public launch of our Rochester Heights Redevelopment
WHEN:       May 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

AGENDA
10:00 A.M.  Opening, greeting from Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Community Housing
10:04 A.M.  Speeches
10:24 A.M.  Photo opportunity
10:35 A.M.  Questions from the media
10:50 A.M.  Event wrap up

PARKING: Some parking at the site, also on-street parking on Balsam Street, Gladstone Avenue and Booth Street.
WHERE:  Entrance to the site is at  34 Balsam St.

PHOTO-OP: Media are welcome to attend this event

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About Ottawa Community Housing
Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) provides approximately 15,000 homes to over 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.

ABOUT INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM
The Investment in Affordable Housing program was extended in 2014 with the goal of providing more than $800 million in federal and provincial funding to improve access to affordable housing over six years. The program will end in March 2020. In Ottawa, since its inception, the program has provided funding to a total of 16 projects.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer McIntosh
Communications and Marketing Specialist  Cell: 613-914-9953
jennifer.mcintosh@och.ca| Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook |

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