Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing


Business Number: 128142585RR0001

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide leadership and support to end homelessness.

Our mission is to offer permanent housing and supports to assist people at risk of homelessness live independently and enrich their lives.

We believe in...

  • The absolute necessity of housing to community strength and individual well-being
  • The potential of individuals to transform their lives in a supportive environment
  • Providing the people we serve with options and empowering them to make positive choices for themselves
  • Promoting diversity at all levels of the organization
  • Openness and inclusion


Options Bytown is a non-profit supportive housing organization in Ottawa that provides not only affordable, rent-geared to income permanent housing to 126 tenants, living in its 4 apartment buildings and to over 1000 other individuals living in subsidized housing through-out Ottawa, but also provides a variety of on-site support services. The organization serves individuals at risk of homelessness who suffer from mental illness and other chronic health conditions, substance abuse, multiple barriers to employment and multiple barriers to housing stability.

What People Are Saying

"I had always day dreamed about winning the lottery and what I would do. I didn’t want a vacation, a fancy car or diamonds. I wanted to live in a safe environment. I wanted a home. It does not really matter what we do, what matters is that now life is all about possibility and faith in my future."

— Amy, Options Bytown resident, Read More

"I really want everyone to know how much Options Bytown has helped me"

— Lorna, Options Bytown resident, Read More

"I feel great and excited about the future. I am very grateful to Options Bytown. I enjoyed the program and found the service very helpful especially with finding a new home and helping me learn new life skills. I’m enjoying life more."

— Mike, Options Bytown resident, Read More

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