Monthly Supportive Housing

A place to call home.

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, 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 newcomers to Canada, individuals in transition, those fleeing 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.

Single with shared bathroom $610.07/month
Single with private bath (only 2 per floor) $713.52/month


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.

  • Complete the Monthly Housing Application Form (PDF), including references and proof of income
  • Attend an interview with a Y Housing Support Worker
  • Provide first two month's rent at check-in (all monthly housing users must sign a residency agreement stating the intention to stay a minimum of two months)
  • Be able to carry out activities of daily living independently including managing personal medications

Download and complete the Monthly Housing Application Form (PDF)

Contact us: 

Shenkman Residence at the Taggart Family Y
180 Argyle Avenue, Main Floor

Phone: 613-788-5063