One of the goals of our ongoing work is to grow all types of housing across our community that can support people at every level of need.
Today with the release of more affordable housing projects I believe we will offer additional capacity in the community for youth, women and older adults - 3 of the underserved groups needing affordable and supportive housing.
The Housing Services Branch is pleased to announce that the following proposals were selected for funding.
Cornerstone Housing for Women Renovation
Cornerstone Housing for Women proposes to purchase and renovate an existing residence in Ottawa to create 42 new bachelor suites of, supportive, affordable housing for women.
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, Youth Hub Concept
The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) proposes to develop a four-storey, 39 unit building that will provide supportive housing for high risk, vulnerable youth aged 16 – 24 years. The building will also include a “Youth Hub” where YSB and partners will offer integrated programs and services.
Cumberland Housing Corporation Seniors Independent Living in Sarsfield
Cumberland Housing Corporation proposes a 15 unit addition to an existing building in the Village of Sarsfield. The expansion adds affordable seniors housing for two underserved markets: independent living for rural seniors in the eastern part of the City and independent living for seniors in a Franco-Ontarian setting. The expansion will provide increased accessibility for existing residents as well as new fully accessible units.
The International Order of Kings Daughters and Sons Seniors Residence
The International Order of Kings Daughters and Sons (KDS) is proposing to build a mixed-income building for seniors with up to 58 units. The project aims to address aging in place and facilitate independent living. KDS will work with partners to provide health related support services on site.
With these additions to our affordable and supportive housing fabric we continue to partner and grow all the ways we can work together to support Ottawa residents.