Ottawa Community Land Trust (OCLT) is a social enterprise pursuing innovative ways of preserving housing affordability in the national capital region. We acquire existing rental properties and turn them into non-profit affordable housing; we secure vacant land to develop various types of affordable housing in the future. We work with other local groups—from housing providers to developers—that are committed to
keeping housing affordable – forever.
Keeping Housing Affordable
What if affordable housing is available to anyone who needs it, anytime? What if it’s community empowering community to make that happen?
Ottawa Community Land Trust (OCLT) is making this vision a reality.
“We want future generations to enjoy the benefits of co-operative housing for years to come. Having a land trust means that co-op homes will remain in the hands of the members.
Jovette Fournier, Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario
“The OCLT will preserve existing affordable housing stock and enable the creation of new affordable units under non-market ownership. It will offer the opportunity to collaborate under a new model where housing assets are held by the OCLT to ensure housing remains affordable in perpetuity.
Dennis Carr, Social Purpose Real Estate Developer
“Ensuring a strong inventory of affordable housing for our region is one of the most important mandates of our generation. The work of the Ottawa Community Land Trust is an essential ingredient to preserving existing affordable multi-residential inventory in the Nation’s Capital in perpetuity.
Jeff Westeinde, Investor, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Developer