The Haven is located in Longfields in Barrhaven. It is a townhouse and apartment building complex with 98 homes that opened in 2017. Ten of the homes are designed to comfortably accommodate at least one member who has a physical disability. All homes and indoor amenity spaces are fully visitable, meaning that someone with a physical disability will be able to visit any neighbour in any of the homes.
The Haven features 48 townhomes and two low-rise apartment buildings, a multi-use community room, an outdoor children’s playground and a community garden that promotes a healthy living environment and community engagement.
To better support residents with intellectual disabilities, MHI has a partnership with LiveWorkPlay (www.liveworkplay.ca), a Canadian charitable organization for people with intellectual disabilities and medical conditions. Six units are set aside for LWP clients.
The Haven is LEED Gold Certified – green and sustainable, with high efficiency energy and water systems.
Those interested in a subsidized unit must apply directly through the Social Housing Registry of Ottawa.
“More than 350 people – many of whom are children – now call The Haven home. For many, this will be their first real home, and for some this is the fresh start they have been praying for.” (Suzanne Le, Executive Director, Multifaith Housing Initiative)
455 Via Verona Avenue,