Herongate is the neighbourhood with the highest level of core housing need* in Ottawa. Almost half of all residents live in unaffordable and insecure conditions. Now, low and moderate income people are facing homelessness and displacement because their houses are being demolished, making way for "resort-style apartments." How did we end up with such a crisis? Would you be surprised to know that one company controls 92% of all the residential land in Herongate, home to around 4,000 people?
Check out our proposal for how we can save Herongate. Explore the current state of housing in our neighbourhood.
*Source: 2016 Census
A Household Is in Core Housing Need If…
its housing does not meet one or more of the adequacy, suitability or affordability standards, and it would have to spend 30% or more of its before-tax income to access acceptable local housing.