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Construction update: OCH Makes Investment in New Social Housing in Barrhaven
Thanks to a $9.9-million investment, OCH will construct 34 affordable homes in Barrhaven for families.
The stacked townhomes will be two and three bedrooms – and once constructed, will be located on Jockvale Road. Seven homes on the ground floor will be accessible. On the site, “phase 2” space will allow for the future construction of 25 more houses. The homes will be geared towards vulnerable populations and low-income households.
There is green space next to the development with outdoor LED lighting. The homes will be outfitted to allow for solar panels to be installed at a later date. Inside the homes, there will be low flow plumbing fixtures that save water.
How was it funded?
The funding was made possible through the federal Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) program. The project also received funds from the provincial government. The City of Ottawa also sold the land for the development to OCH for $2.
How are the homes built?
Unlike traditional construction, the modular homes will be built in a factory in the Greater Toronto Area, then delivered and put together on site. This approach will allow for faster construction. It is expected the homes will be complete in 2022.