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2023 Rent Increases

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.

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Affordable Housing Merger: A CCOC First!

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.

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New Redevelopments at CCOC

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?

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CCOC’s New Executive Director: Welcome Sarah Button!

The CCOC Board of Directors is delighted to announce Sarah Button will be joining the CCOC team as the new Executive Director. Sarah would like to introduce herself and share some thoughts in her own words below.

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The balancing act of being a non-profit landlord

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.

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CCOC makes a book and movie!

CCOC recently turned 40, and we’re excited to look back at some of the moments and memories that brought us to where we are today: a $240 million nonprofit housing corporation in the heart of Ottawa, home to almost 1,600 households.

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Inclusionary Zoning Misses the Mark

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.

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