Everyone needs a home; to rest, play, be messy, and share in meaningful connection. But Ottawa is experiencing a housing and homelessness emergency, with 48,000 households living in housing that is unaffordable, in disrepair, and overcrowded. Thankfully, there are solutions.
OCYI has endorsed, an Ottawa-based non-partisan coalition of local people, organizations, businesses and community groups advocating for affordable housing as a key priority in the upcoming municipal election on October 24. The coalition (which includes CHEO, Ottawa Tourism, Ottawa Catholic School Board, and Federation of Community Associations) is calling on the new council to adopt six actions that would help solve the housing and homelessness crisis, so that every individual and family in Ottawa has a safe and affordable place to live.
Join us!!and by calling your candidates, showing up for events, and learning and sharing with your neighbors, friends and family. Together, we can end homelessness!