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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TENANTS: OCH offices are now open for in-person services BY-APPOINTMENT ONLY. We’re always available by phone & email. Call Centre is open 24/7 – – 613-731-1182.
Visit the Ottawa Public Health site to view the latest update on the Coronavirus COVID- 19. If this is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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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. We house a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. We are also the largest social housing provider in Ottawa and we manage two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio. OCH is the second-largest housing provider in Ontario. Ottawa Community Housing was selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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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.

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