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Affordable housing gets a boost

February 6, 2018
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The City received more than $54 million in funding to build new affordable and supportive housing . The funds, announced today as part of the joint federal and provincial Investment in Affordable Housing agreement will provide an additional 675 units of affordable/supportive housing.

The City of Ottawa has contributed more than $20 million to these projects.

Here is a look at the 16 projects that received funding:

 

1604 Pullen Avenue

1604 Pullen Avenue
Personal Choice Independent Living
Three storeys, 11 units
Investment: $1.9 million

 

1490 Clementine Place

1490 Clementine Place
Ottawa Salus
Four storeys, 48 units
Investment: $5.3 million

322 Gardner Street

322 Gardner Street
John Howard Society
34 units
Investment: $5.3 million

 

2926 Michèle Drive

2926 Michèle Drive
Ottawa Community Housing
6 units
Investment: $1 million

 

55-59 Carruthers Avenue

55-59 Carruthers Avenue
John Howard Society
36 units
Investment: $4.4 million

 

1900 St. Joseph Boulevard

1900 St. Joseph Boulevard- Montfort Renaissance
Montfort Renaissance Inc.
48 units
Investment: $7.1 million

 

 

900 Merivale Road

900 Merivale Road
Ottawa Community Housing
42 units
Investment: $4.9 million

 

567 Cambridge Street

567 Cambridge Street
Kings Daughters and Sons
58 units
Investment: $4,8 million

 

2887 Riverside Drive

2887 Riverside Drive
Youth Services Hub
39 units
Investment: $5.3 million

3225 Uplands Drive

3225 Uplands Drive
Ottawa Community Housing
16 units
Investment: $2.6 million

 

455 Via Verona Avenue North

The Haven at 455 Via Verona Avenue North
Multifaith Housing Initiative
98 units
Investment: $13.2 million

308 Cambridge Street

308 Cambridge Street
John Howard Society
20 units
Investment: $1.2 million

 

1239 Summerville Avenue

1239 Summerville Avenue
John Howard Society
10 units
Investment: $1.5 million

 

765 Montreal Road

765 Montreal Road
Shepherds of Good Hope
42 units
Investment: $6.3 million

 

811 Gladstone Avenue

811 Gladstone Avenue
Ottawa Community Housing
158 units
Investment: $11.6 million

 

2980 Colonial Road

2980 Colonial Road
Cumberland Private Not For Profit Housing Corporation
15 units
Investment: $2.6 million

 

Ottawa consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the world in which to live, with many residents enjoying a high standard of living. However, that isn’t the case for everyone. Approximately 12.6 per cent of Ottawa’s residents live in poverty. That’s more than 110,000 people who struggle to afford life’s basic needs. More than 7,500 people accessed emergency shelters over the past year and many others live in precarious housing situations.

With that in mind, the City developed a 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The plan highlights the City’s commitment to meeting the most pressing housing needs of Ottawa’s residents by 2024.

The plan’s priorities are to ensure:

  • Everyone experiencing homelessness is able to access safe, temporary shelter
  • Chronic homelessness is eliminated
  • Emergency shelter stays are less than 30 days
  • The supply of  affordable housing in mixed income neighbourhoods is increased
  • Our social  and affordable housing stock remains in a good state of repair
  • Our system of housing and  supports is integrated  responsive  and has sustainable funding from all levels of governments.

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