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OCH pleads for money from province

<p>Without more funding coming from the province, Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) could soon earn the title as the biggest slumlord in the country, says Ron McCooey.</p>




Without more funding coming from the province, Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) could soon earn the title as the biggest slumlord in the country, says Ron McCooey.





McCooey was one of the many tenants who turned out at the McNabb Community Centre yesterday to vent their frustration over the poor condition of their homes they say is the result of the province downloading the public housing stock to the city.





“We are asking for the province to help by providing income tax resources,” said Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume.





Somerset ward Coun. Diane Holmes, who is also the chair of the Housing, Recreation and Social Services committee that oversees OCH, said the 16,000 units the corporation oversees is valued at approximately $2 billion and requires nearly $600 million in repairs throughout the system.


 
 
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