The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa (The Registry)

What is the Registry?

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.

Are you looking for subsidized housing?

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.


Phone: 613-526-2088

The Registry
2197 Riverside Dr., 5 th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 1A9

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application forms and information on housing related issues can also be obtained at:

Housing Help
309 Cooper St., Suite 502
Telephone: 613-563-4532


200-261 Montreal Rd
Telephone: 613-562-8219

Website: The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa (The Registry)