Raising the Roof supporters sleep in cars, buy toques to ease homelessness
Toque Tuesday (Feb. 6) was a night for supporters of Raising the Roof, a national charity aimed at easing the homelessness, to experience what life is like on the streets.
City’s approval of Centretown tower prompts community pushback
Some residents say the project is too tall given the single family homes that fill the surrounding neighbourhood.
Celebration of African diaspora aims to ‘spark hope,’ ease housing crisis
Price is sending Ottawa couples to Gatineau for a new home, expert says
Prices of homes are affecting first-time home buyers and renters as Ottawa residents are looking to cut costs.
City council to consider approval of high-rise project despite concern it will cast shade on Experimental Farm research
The City of Ottawa’s Planning and Housing Committee has approved the proposal to build two high rise towers on Baseline Road, despite lack of direction from the federal government. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have raised concerns about potential shadowing over the farm.
Councillors welcome developer’s money for affordable housing, traffic calming
Planning and Housing Committee passes a motion for Katasa Group development company to voluntarily contribute 300,000 dollars to traffic calming and affordable housing in Ward 17.
Housing costs keeping many young adults living with parents
Young people across the country are feeling the pinch of the affordability crisis. While some have found ways around it, many are reshaping their idea of young adulthood due to rising cost pressure.
To buy or not to buy: Young Canadians face tough choices on home ownership
Today, many factors determine a young person’s likelihood of purchasing a house in the future. They’re facing more difficulties in being able to afford a down payment, resulting in fewer young people thinking they will one day become homeowners.
The student dilemma: Pay more and live close to campus or pay less and commute
As rents continue to climb in Ottawa, many students are struggling to find a compromise between living close to school and finding a unit that’s affordable. But with so many students competing for rentals, that balancing act is getting harder.
Ottawa’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness goals seem further out of reach than ever
Ottawa’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan is facing some serious headwinds and is a reminder of the limits of what a municipality can do on its own to deal with a deepening crisis.
Tents on the agenda: City of Ottawa eyeing temporary ways to shelter those in need this winter
As rents rise and homelessness grows, the City of Ottawa is looking for ways to provide temporary shelter for those in need.