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Ottawa Citizen: With $167.9 million from the feds, Ottawa Community Housing is building 700 new rental units in Centretown West

Ottawa Citizen: With $167.9 million from the feds, Ottawa Community Housing is building 700 new rental units in Centretown West

By Taylor Blewett. Photo by Julie Oliver/Postmedia

Ottawa Community Housing has been granted a $167.9-million mortgage from the federal government to build 698 new housing units across three sites on Gladstone Avenue, rentals it plans to make available to a spectrum of tenants with low to moderate incomes.

“This is the future of affordable housing in Ottawa,” Mathieu Fleury, OCH

CBC: Housing blitz seeks to match homeless with landlords

CBC: Housing blitz seeks to match homeless with landlords

By Sarah Kester. Photo by Jean Delisle, CBC

The City of Ottawa is embarking on a housing blitz with the aim of finding at least 100 available units for tenants who are currently homeless, a goal it's hoping to achieve by the end of September.

The city, in partnership with the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa and the Eastern Ontario Landlord Organization, is asking property owners with

CTV: Somerset Village restaurants and bars taking over the street on weekends

CTV: Somerset Village restaurants and bars taking over the street on weekends

By Ted Raymond

OTTAWA -- Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney says the bars and restaurants of Somerset Village will be taking over the street on weekends.

In a tweet, McKenney said a stretch of Somerset Street West between Bank Street and O'Connor Street would be closed to vehicles on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to provide more patio space.

The street will be closed from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, and from 12 noon

THIS Magazine: Inside Canada’s Airbnb crisis

THIS Magazine: Inside Canada’s Airbnb crisis

By Nicole Beier; Illustration by Marcia Diaz

Just this past year, Canadian news was constantly covering stories of vacation rentals, made possible by platforms such as Airbnb, taking the housing supply hostage. When Airbnb first launched its platform in 2008, allowing anyone to rent out their home to tourists, they unleashed a swarm of people who were desperate to “live like a local” while travelling. Many

CBC: New respite centre for Ottawa's homeless to 'make a big difference'

CBC: New respite centre for Ottawa's homeless to 'make a big difference'

The COVID-19 pandemic is making a bad situation worse for many of Ottawa's homeless residents, since most of the public facilities with bathrooms and showers have closed their doors.    

Randy lives in a tent with his three dogs and hasn't had access to services for several weeks.

"My appearance … I'm sorry for not being on camera, but I look like shit," he

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