Feb 28th, 2018
OCH applauds government commitment to housing strategy
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Feb. 28, 2018 – Ottawa Community Housing Corporation applauds the federal government for the continued commitment to the National Housing Strategy.
The 2018 budget commits to building 100,000 new housing units nationwide and repairing another 300,000. That commitment to a sustainable, affordable housing strategy helps to provide a roadmap to organizations like OCH and provides confidence to those working in the affordable housing sector that they will receive much-needed support.
OCH also applauds the commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. As the city’s largest social housing provider, Ottawa Community Housing remains committed to serving its diverse tenant base.
It is a budget that looks to the future, with an eye to conservation efforts – providing $1.3 billion over five years to protect land, water and species at risk and $109 million to implement the carbon tax regime.
Our Eco2Plan also looks to the future, with a suite of new builds and renovations that includes 33 solar panel projects and our new build at 811 Gladstone, which we aim to be net-zero certified.
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.
For additional information please contact:
Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – OCH – Tel: 613-731-1182, ext. 2286