On January 29th, Council declared an affordable housing and homelessness crisis and emergency in Ottawa, recognizing the need to call on provincial and federal governments for increased emergency to deliver housing units and housing supports. Through the motion, Council directed City staff to include in the update of the 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan more aggressive affordable housing targets, to develop a framework for action to preserve and increase the affordable housing supply, and to work to eliminate chronic homelessness by 2024.
Goals and Objectives
The following three goals and eight objectives form the structure and overall direction for the refreshed 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The goals and objectives were initially developed through the planning process in 2014 and revisited and refined by City of Ottawa staff, the Housing System Working Group, and the other working groups convened to support the Plan refresh.