Housing Blitz

Aimed at housing 100 households in 100 days, the Housing Blitz was a community-wide effort to get people housed quickly and learn more about the barriers to affordable housing in our city. The initiative was led by the City of Ottawa and the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, working closely with Indigenous housing partners. 

By the numbers

  • 30 households were able to find homes through the Blitz.

  • 10 of those households were Indigenous.

  • 36 volunteers worked with us. They made phone calls, gave crucial feedback, and helped shape the evolution of the program.

  • 900 calls to landlords were made, resulting in 711 conversations.

  • 42 landlords participated.

The Blitz was a strong, coordinated effort to have an immediate impact on our communities. Collectively, we found homes for 30 households. We know there’s a long way to go, that there are many more people to house, and keep housed. This is one step on that journey, with concrete impact. 

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Address: PO Box 22021, Ottawa, ON K1V 0W2

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