Celebrating 42 Years of
Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) is a community-based, tenant and member directed, non-profit housing organization whose mission is to create, maintain and promote housing for low and moderate income people.
We own and manage more than 50 properties, providing nearly 1,600 affordable Ottawa apartments to residents from Overbrook to Carlingwood West. The majority of our buildings can be found in Ottawa’s vibrant Centretown neighbourhood.
There are so many different terms to describe what CCOC does: social housing, affordable housing, community housing, non-profit housing, mixed-income housing.
I like “non-profit landlord”. It describes the core of what we do, being a landlord, but also puts front and centre that we aren’t in the business of housing for money or profit. (more…)
Happy New Year! In 2018, Marketing and Communications shifted to the Tenant and Community Engagement Department. This change puts the relationships with our communities at the centre of how we do our business. As CCOC moves into a new decade, we are reflecting on our values and reinvigorating them with tenants.(more…)
After creating a lot of hope by passing legislation allowing inclusionary zoning, the province messed this up and drafted a set of regulations that mean that very few (if any) municipalities will enact local inclusionary zoning bylaws. And those that do will find it doesn’t get them very far.(more…)