What is the Registry?

The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa’s office building located at 2197 Riverside Drive is temporarily closed due to flood damage sustained on October 30, 2017. A temporary office will be open at 100 Constellation Drive, 8th floor, West. Registry clients with questions can contact the City of Ottawa at 613-580-2424, extension 27143.  




The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa (The Registry) is a non-profit organization that maintains the central waiting list for people applying for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing. The Registry keeps the list according to rules set out by the Province of Ontario in the Housing Services Act, 2011.

The Registry includes housing providers and community housing agencies working together to make it easier to apply for subsidized housing in Ottawa.

Who Can Apply?

If you are looking for subsidized housing, The Registry is a good place to start. Our providers have homes for single people, families and seniors.

What is Available?

When you apply for housing through The Registry, you are applying for subsidized housing. This means that:

  • You will pay about 30% of your gross monthly income on rent, and
  • If your income changes, your rent will also change.

Subsidized units are for households with lower incomes. Subsidized housing can be:

  • Apartments
  • Townhouses
  • Rooming houses, and
  • Units for households with special needs, such as wheelchair access