2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa
More affordable housing options were created than in 2015. Many more are needed.
After a record low number of new affordable housing in 2015, 320 new affordable housing options were created in 2016 (Table 6).
Among these, 42 new supportive rental homes by Ottawa Salus and 6 new town homes by Ottawa Community Housing opened. A combination of federal, provincial and municipal dollars helped to create 100 new rent supplements and 132 new Housing Allowances – supporting 58 families and 174 individuals. Through the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, another 36 new rent supplements were created as part of the Mental Health and Addictions Initiative. Finally, Habitat for Humanity opened 4 new homes.