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Ottawa Community Housing Corporation

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCH ; OCHC ; OCR
Former Name City Living ; Ottawa Housing Corporation ; Ottawa-Carleton Regional Housing Authority
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
39 Auriga Dr
Ottawa, ON K2E 7Y8
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Intersection MacFarlane Rd and Deakin St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (9 Apr 2020): OCH offices are closed to the public until further notice. Call centre remains open Mon-Sun 24 h and critical services still offered.

Offers social and affordable housing for people with low and moderate incomes and collaborates with partners to foster safe and healthy communities. * Rental units include townhomes, apartments, rooming houses, seniors-only apartment buildings, family high-rise buildings and row-house communities. * Units are available on a rent-geared-to-income (RGI) basis or below market rent or market rent.

* Is exempt from certain portions of the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act due to status as a social housing provider. * Corporation of the City of Ottawa * All housing units are non-smoking as of 2014 - all new tenants must adhere to the no smoking policy included in their lease; tenants who moved in prior to 2014 are allowed to smoke in their units until they move out or into another unit. * All Ottawa Community Housing common areas and grounds are fully no smoking.

Community Safety Services:
* Safety and security needs
* Suspicious persons on OCH property
* Noise complaints
* Tenant neighbour disputes
* Illegal activity

OCH Offices:
* Head Office: 39 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, K2E 7Y8
* Murray Office (East): 380 Murray St, Ottawa, K1N 8W1
* Chapel Office (Central): 731 Chapel Cres, Ottawa, K1N 1E1
* Bank Office (South): 1365 Bank St, Ottawa, K1H 8K8
* Caldwell Office (West): 1485 Caldwell Ave, Ottawa, K1Z 8M1
* Ramsey Office (West-Satellite): 1065 Ramsey Cres, Ottawa, K2B 8A1
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Community Safety Services Mon-Sun 24 hours * Call Centre Mon-Sun 24 hours * Ramsey Office Mon-Fri 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Meetings To learn more about public meetings, visit
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Families, singles, seniors, couples and people with disabilities.
Application Applications for subsidized housing have to be made to the Social Housing Registry at 613-526-2088. Applications for market rental units should be made directly to the Chapel Office.
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Rent - Many units are on a geared-to-income (RGI) basis. Rent is set to a social assistance scale or 30% of gross household income.
Service Categories Housing Authorities ; Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing
Waiting List Yes, waiting list is held chronologically except for certain priority categories.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-731-1182
Fax 613-731-4463
Social Media Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Corporate Communications; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Angela Begin, Volunteer Engagement Manager; Phone: 613-731-1182 ext 2310; Email:
Primary Executive Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Other Details
Established Amalgamation of Ottawa Housing Corporation and City Living: 2002
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Federal
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed by the City of Ottawa as Shareholder. Four city Councillors are appointed by the Shareholder as a member of the Board of Directors.
Resources Website
Accreditation No, staff certified by their respective professional associations * Member of Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) * Member of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA)

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