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.
2021 Doug Debrisay Good Neighbour Award Winner: Lana Mauchan
Every year, tenants nominate a neighbour that goes out of their way to help others and make the building a friendlier place. The winner for 2021 is Lana Mauchan. She is playfully known around her building as the "original friendship instigator".(more…)
The pandemic has brought a lot more uncertainty into our lives, which has dampened the spirits of many, if not all of us. These days, you may find yourself seeking new ways to find joy or connect with others. At 210 Gloucester, Justy, a tenant hoping to put a smile on her neighbour's faces, put together a creative game to boost morale during the winter months.(more…)
The Cambridge Dictionary defines Neighbourliness as "the quality of being friendly or helpful to your neighbours." As the pandemic wears on and our longing to be with each other deepens, we want to share three stories about inspiring CCOC neighbours who stepped up and looked out for each other this year.(more…)
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…)