What is the Registry?

Public Notice

As of May 3, The Registry will be offering service in person BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please book here or call 613-526-2088 for booking assistance.

Your appointment will be at 2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 511. Social distancing measures are in place, and we strongly encourage wearing a mask to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Phone service continues to be available at 613-526-2088, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Application forms, a document checklist, and information on how to submit can be found here.

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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