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Affordable housing is an important part of the social and economic infrastructure of a healthy city.

Ottawa Community Housing’s vision is to be a leader in providing safe and affordable homes to enable OCH tenants to fully participate in the socio-economic opportunities of the City. As a leader in the delivery of quality, affordable housing, OCH collaborates with others to develop safe and healthy communities.

Our Values


Convening and working together with tenants, partners and neighbourhoods – listening, challenging and sharing – to understand and address the needs of our communities.


Demonstrating integrity and responsible stewardship of our resources, expecting the best of ourselves and our colleagues.


Ensuring the dignity of all people and value of diversity demonstrated through our honest, caring and ethical interactions and practices.


Providing the highest possible quality of responsive service – informed by meaningful consultation and delivered in a professional manner.

Housing Portfolio

Ottawa Community Housing’s portfolio of homes is spread throughout the City of Ottawa and includes apartments in low-rise and high-rise apartment buildings, townhouses, row houses, detached houses and rooming houses.  The oldest building is over one hundred years old and the newest was built in 2016.

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.

Strategic Plan 2016-2025

cover image Strat PlanTo view or download a copy of OCH 10-Year Strategic Plan 2016-2025 click here.

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