Ottawa is a growing city, with many people choosing to live, work and play here.

Access to safe, adequate and affordable housing is a key concern in our community. Many Ottawa residents, our neighbours and friends, live on low to moderate incomes and struggle to find housing suitable to their needs that they can afford. Homelessness is increasing even with the success of investments in Housing First, supportive housing and homelessness prevention services.

The City, with the support of our community and other levels of government, needs to ensure that there are a range of housing options and support services available to residents as their needs and circumstances change over time.

A review of the City’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness plan is underway. We need to hear from you to make sure that our updated plan is responsive to the needs in our community.

Engage Ottawa provides an opportunity for you to share your ideas and to provide feedback on the plan. Tell us what is working well, what needs to change and what innovative ideas you have to ensure that Ottawa is a leader in creating a city where everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.

Make sure to register to learn about housing services in Ottawa and to keep updated on the progress of the 10 Year Plan review.

You can provide feedback on the review of the 10-Year Plan through the questions asked in each article or fill out the short survey. The survey is an opportunity to provide input if you do not wish to register for an Engage Ottawa account.