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Ottawa Business Journal: PAL Ottawa and OCH Partnership

Ottawa Community Housing, PAL Ottawa enter into show-stopping partnership to create affordable housing for aging artists.

Sporadic jobs and lack of compensation or benefits result in some self-employed artists living below poverty line, in need of rental assistance.
Catherine Lindquist, Peter Haworth

Starving artists need not be homeless, now that the Ottawa Community Housing Corp. has entered into a preliminary agreement with non-profit organization PAL Ottawa to help keep a roof over artists' heads. 

The two organizations have signed an official memorandum of understanding to work together toward creating affordable rental units for senior artists, ages 55 and older. The midrise apartment building, to be constructed and completed between late 2023 and early 2024, BY: Caroline Phillips May 19, 2021, 2:20pm EDT 2 will be located in the Gladstone Avenue and Rochester Street area of Little Italy, where there’s already a happening arts scene. The plan is to build 80 apartment units, as well as complementary creative spaces. At least 40 per cent of the units will be below-market-rate rentals while the rest will be near-market rentals.
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Thank you to the Ottawa Business Journal for sharing our news!

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