We all deserve a home.

At Options Housing we’re ending homelessness one person at a time, by providing permanent homes with wraparound support to those who have experienced homelessness.

This isn’t about housing, it’s about people.

And it’s not just about finding a home, it’s about keeping it, too. That’s why everything we do is about making sure individuals get the housing and services they need, wherever they’re at, without condition or judgment.

How we’re ending homelessness.

Four Permanent Supportive Housing Sites

Providing permanent, deeply affordable housing with onsite supports to 128 tenants in Ottawa.

Supporting 1000+ Ottawa Community Housing tenants with crisis intervention, housing retention, support with daily living, and community development

Individualized support to find and secure permanent housing and provide ongoing in-home supports for approximately 175 people
Peer-led support and group activities in seven Ottawa Community Housing buildings and our Housing First team to promote well-being and reduce isolation
Intensive support for people in Supportive and Community Housing at risk of losing their home due to hoarding behaviours
Providing direct housing support to 200+ people accessing treatment for substance use disorders

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Our Impact

Years supporting and housing people who have experienced homelessness
Tenants housed in four Supportive Housing sites in downtown Ottawa
People housed with wraparound support through Housing First each year
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Individuals helped at our eight Resource Centres each month
0 %
Of Supportive Housing clients remain housed after two years
0 %
Of clients served by Housing First are very satisfied or satisfied
About Us

Options Housing is a team of caring individuals committed to ending homelessness.

We help hundreds of people experiencing homelessness find and keep a home so they can get back the parts of their lives they had to set aside when they were unhoused. We’re leading the way in homelessness prevention by offering a wide range of programs that provide permanent, deeply affordable, safe, secure homes. Our wraparound services also include access to day-to-day supports that individuals need to successfully make a fresh start.

As our work progresses, we’re dedicated to making a meaningful contribution to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Peoples are eight times more likely to experience homelessness, and we want to change that.

Our hope is that Indigenous Peoples come to know Options Housing as a community that listens to their lived experiences and responds by providing a safe space to live and heal. We will walk alongside Indigenous communities to close the gap on the disproportionate number of Indigenous people who are homeless.

We know that ending homelessness is possible, because we do it every day!


People who have experienced homelessness may need support with many things, not just finding a place to live.

We’ve created programs to meet as many of these needs as possible, but we’re just one organization. Where we don’t have a specific service, we’ve partnered with some excellent organizations in the city so that everyone gets the help they need.

Solving homelessness is about more than finding housing.

Our tenants also need support with setting up their new homes, accessing services, connecting with community, and more. Whatever your skill set, you can be part of the solution.

Donate Money

Give the gift of home with a regular or one-off donation

Donate Items

Make someone’s day by donating your new or gently used items


Host an event to raise awareness and funds so we can see an end to homelessness


Use your skills and time to make a difference in someone’s life