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Monthly Supportive Housing

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region offers accommodation on gender-specific floors to single men and women over 18 years of age who require affordable accommodation. 

Styled like a university residence with individual rooms rather than apartments, rooms are rented on a monthly basis and come equipped with a bar-size refrigerator and access to a shared kitchen.

Monthly housing is often used by students, newcomers to Canada, individuals in transition due to separation and divorce, those living in unsafe or unstable housing, and individuals coping with issues related to physical/mental health, or substance abuse.

Individuals using monthly housing have access to 24-hour on-site crisis support and referral services.  The Y works closely with outreach services offered by Centretown Community Health Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Royal Ottawa Hospital.

Housing support staff work closely with the tenants to create an environment of mutual respect, support and tolerance.


Rooms on the Monthly Floors
Single with shared bathroom
Single with private bath (only 2 per floor)

Monthly rooms are only available by application and rates are based upon a minimum two-month stay.  All monthly room rates include voice mail at no additional cost. Daily housekeeping is not provided and residents must provide their own mattress or bed, linens, cooking utensils and telephone.

To participate:

  • Complete the monthly housing application including references and proof of income
  • Attend an interview with a Y Housing Support Worker
  • Provide first two-month's rent at check-in
  • Be able to carry out activities of daily living independently including managing personal medications


An application must be completed in order to access monthly housing.

All monthly housing users must sign a residency agreement stating the intention to stay a minimum of two months. 
For more information, or to apply, please contact Housing Services at the Taggart Family Y at 613.237.1320 ext. 5208

Locations offering this program
Taggart Family Y