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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.
CCOC has been housing the community since 1974. Since the late 1980s, we have had referral agreements with a number of community partners who provide support services. Over the years, we have also housed many new immigrant and refugee families who are often sponsored by local churches or community groups.(more…)
Rents in Ottawa
Over the past five years, rents in Ottawa have gone up by an average 5.2% per year. Over the same period, CCOC has been able to hold our rent increases to an average of 1.6% per year. Like everyone in our community, CCOC is facing major financial pressure from rising costs.
On December 31, 2021, CCOC welcomed 2100 Scott Street in to our portfolio. This property is a seven-story building with 104 apartments and is located in Westboro, just blocks from Westboro Beach. Until this year, 2100 Scott Street was owned by Taiga Non-Profit Housing Corporation.(more…)
CCOC’s mission as a non-profit housing provider is to create, maintain, and promote affordable housing. This means we have good quality buildings and apartments in walkable downtown neighbourhoods, as well as diverse housing options. So, what's redevelopment?
Since our grassroots beginnings, CCOC has always prioritized creating inclusive projects and spaces. Dismantling oppressive dynamics is difficult, but as a community-based organization, it is up to CCOC to continuously show up for our community.(more…)