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OCH provides approximately 15,000 homes to about 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. OCH was selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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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: the Eco2 Plan, which includes education and retrofit initiatives, and constantly developing and monitoring strategies to reduce energy consumption across our portfolio.