Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan

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The City of Ottawa recently completed its 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan 2020-2030. One of the key recommendations from this plan is to identify and develop incentives for use by the not-for-profit and private sector, that will lead to the development of affordable housing. The Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is intended to be an implementation tool to establish the most effective incentives for the delivery of affordable rental and ownership units throughout our community.

While the study area for the CIP is city-wide, specific programs and incentives may be warranted for geographic areas targeted for growth and intensification in the new City of Ottawa Official Plan.

A full range of potential incentives and programs will be evaluated, including:

  • fee and permit reductions or exemptions;
  • tax increment equivalent grants and deferrals;
  • other charge and fee reductions and waivers; and
  • grants and loans for specific initiatives.

Public input is invited throughout the development of the Affordable Housing CIP. The first public open house will be held on the evening of Monday, December 5th at Ben Franklin Place. Additional details to follow.

The City of Ottawa recently completed its 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan 2020-2030. One of the key recommendations from this plan is to identify and develop incentives for use by the not-for-profit and private sector, that will lead to the development of affordable housing. The Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is intended to be an implementation tool to establish the most effective incentives for the delivery of affordable rental and ownership units throughout our community.

While the study area for the CIP is city-wide, specific programs and incentives may be warranted for geographic areas targeted for growth and intensification in the new City of Ottawa Official Plan.

A full range of potential incentives and programs will be evaluated, including:

  • fee and permit reductions or exemptions;
  • tax increment equivalent grants and deferrals;
  • other charge and fee reductions and waivers; and
  • grants and loans for specific initiatives.

Public input is invited throughout the development of the Affordable Housing CIP. The first public open house will be held on the evening of Monday, December 5th at Ben Franklin Place. Additional details to follow.

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