Ontario Construction News staff writer
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) will receive more than $78 million from the federal government to build 271 rental units.
Mikinak Community, located at 715 Mikinak Rd. in Rideau Rockcliffe/Viscount Alexander Park, is a 271-unit housing community.
“We are creating hundreds of new affordable housing units right here in Ottawa. Thanks to today’s announcement, more individuals and families in Ottawa will now have access to deeply affordable homes,” said Ahmed Hussen, minister of housing, diversity and inclusion.
The project will create a mix of unit sizes with varying levels of affordability and benefit women and children, Indigenous peoples, and households on the centralized waiting list.
“Safe and affordable housing is key to helping all individuals and families in our city thrive. Housing available at 715 Mikinak Rd. will support those in most need and take us one step closer to ensuring everyone in Ottawa has a safe place to call home,” said Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa.
Funding is coming from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) and the Federal Lands Initiative (FLI), a national housing strategy delivered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), and Canada Lands Company.
“715 Mikinak is a prime example of OCHC’s collaborative approach to helping address Ottawa’s affordable housing needs. We look forward to welcoming tenants to this modern, sustainable, and vibrant community,” said Stéphane Giguère, CEO of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation.