In order to construct up to 138 units of supportive and affordable housing in Ottawa, the Ontario government is investing an additional $24.1 million in affordable housing.
The project, which goes by the name Mikinak, is a partnership between the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC). When it is finished, it will consist of three buildings housing a total of 271 units. Seniors, families, Indigenous households, and people with developmental disabilities will benefit from the project’s assistance. The project will have access to more than 20% of the units.
“The present declaration shows our administration’s obligation to handling vagrancy and finishing the lodging supply emergency in Ontario,” said Steve Clark, Pastor of Civil Undertakings and Lodging. ” Our constructive partnership with the City of Ottawa is bolstered by our government’s support for the Mikinak project, which builds on the significant investments we have made in the fight against homelessness. This declaration likewise mirrors the special difficulties and constrains confronting Ottawa with regards to handling vagrancy, as a specialist co-op for individuals coming to the city from across Eastern and Northern Ontario.”
The project is being built on the former Rockcliffe lot of the Canadian Forces Base, which is located at 715 Mikinak Road. The city’s social housing waitlist, which includes people who live in emergency shelters and off-site facilities like hotels and motels, will be housed in the mid-rise buildings.
Mark Sutcliffe, the Mayor of Ottawa, stated, “Every person, regardless of their circumstances, deserves a roof over their heads and a safe place to call home.” That is the reason this declaration is vital for the City of Ottawa. It demonstrates that the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario can collaborate to achieve our shared objective of ending chronic homelessness by building more affordable and supportive housing. This declaration is a significant stage in our continuous conversation about fair and fitting subsidizing for lodging and vagrancy counteraction and it assists Ottawa with building more reasonable and steady units in the following year. I need to say thanks to Head Doug Passage and Priest Steve Clark for this invite declaration actually. This is the result of a lot of very healthy and productive collaboration and dialogue.
OCHC is the biggest supplier of social lodging in Ottawa and is Ontario’s second-biggest lodging supplier. Upheld by the City of Ottawa, OCHC deals with an arrangement of roughly 15,000 reasonable and local area lodging units for in excess of 32,000 individuals across Ottawa.