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About Ottawa Community Housing Corporation 

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) offers approximately 15,000 homes to about 32,000 tenants, including seniors, families, individuals, and people with disabilities. These homes are located in various communities throughout Ottawa and house a diverse population with different languages, cultures, and ethnicities. OCH is Ottawa’s primary community housing provider, managing two-thirds of the city’s housing portfolio and ranking as the second largest in Ontario. In 2024, OCH earned recognition for the seventh consecutive year as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers.  

The Corporation operates at arm’s length from the City of Ottawa, our sole Shareholder.  OCH collaborates with nearly 100 community and private sector partners to serve and support OCH residents. The OCH portfolio includes a majority (90%) of social housing rentals (deep affordability) and affordable housing (below-average market rent). 

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News Release

May 9th, 2024

Tenant Spotlight: Making a Difference, One Moment at a Time 

“We are just trying to live here and make it a little bit easier for everybody.”  That is what Mark, one tenant volunteer shared in a video OCH put together to showcase the impact of volunteers in our community.   On April 20, over 100 tenants were invited to the Ottawa Art Gallery to celebrate National...

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Browse past stories

Feb 6th, 2024

Awards: OCH Recognized As A Top Employer By The National Capital Region

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Apr 17th, 2024

OCH STATEMENT: 2024 FEDERAL BUDGET  

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Apr 15th, 2024

Every Moment Matters, OCH Honours Volunteers with Mosaic  

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Mar 28th, 2024

Telling HERStory: Meet the Women of OCH, An Interview Series – Christine  

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Mar 22nd, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Meet Melinda 

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Mar 14th, 2024

Tenant Spotlight: Meet Sang 

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Mar 12th, 2024

Revitalizing Heritage: The Latest Upgrades at 504 Albert

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