Supportive Housing

We provide permanent homes for 128 adults in Ottawa who have experienced homelessness — by making rent deeply affordable and providing the on-site support our tenants need to manage day-to-day life.

Your home for as long as you need.

In the 35 years we’ve been operating in Ottawa, we’ve discovered that one of the key success factors in people keeping their homes is access to help with the practical, day-to-day demands of renting a home.

Many of the tenants in our four Ottawa communities represent some of the most marginalized in our community, some of whom live with complex mental and/or physical health challenges.

Our Supportive Housing staff members work hard to deliver daily on-site support to make sure our tenants maintain stable housing and enjoy a better quality of life. These supports can include things like:

Our vision is for every Options Housing tenant to remain housed, so we keep rent affordable by adjusting it based on income (even if it fluctuates), and we provide tenancy agreements so our clients know they can call this place home.

For as long as they need.

Our supportive housing sites are located at


375 Gilmour St.


379 Gilmour St.


380 Cumberland St.


369 Stewart St.

Please note: once your application is complete, it may take some time before you hear back

Looking for housing or know an adult who is? To apply to be housed with Options Housing please contact the Social Housing Registry of Ottawa.

Options Housing’s Supportive Housing program gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI).

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