Please come by Ottawa City Hall to check out this photo exhibit, which profiles the need for rooming houses in Ottawa.
Where: Ottawa City Hall main floor near the piano
When: The week of Oct 17- 21st
What: Photos taken by rooming house residents showing how living in a rooming house affects their health
Why: Health care providers care about housing!
The number of rooming houses in Ottawa is in such steep decline that the housing model could soon be in danger. From 2011 to 2021 Ottawa has seen a 62% decrease in rooming house stock with only 86 rooming houses remaining.
Without rooming houses, emergency shelters would be even more crowded and there would be greater pressure on our subsidized housing wait lists.
Check out this fact sheet about Rooming Houses!
Thanks to Joanna Binch for working in partnership with us to pull this together!