Ottawa apartment helps persons with disabilities

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A 74-unit affordable rental housing development has officially opened in Ottawa, Ont. The complex, located at 140 Den Haag Dr., offers housing for low-income individuals and families as well as persons with disabilities.

The project consists of an eight-storey apartment building with one, two and three-bedroom units, and ten four-bedroom townhouses. Amenities include a rooftop garden, on-site laundry facilities and a bicycle room. The development is also home to the administrative offices for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) Non-Profit Housing.

“This new housing property is a prime example of how we are making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most,” says Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa. “With this building, we are providing large families with homes that meet their space requirements and we are reducing their wait times for access to much-needed housing.”

The project was jointly funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario ($8.23-million) as part of the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement (IAH) 2011-2014. An additional $2.8-million in municipal grants, land contribution and waived charges from the City of Ottawa was also provided.

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