Below is some information on financial assistance and supports for rent arrears provided by Ottawa’s COVID-19 Human Needs Task Force.
Some residents may be struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may put some households at risk of eviction because of unpaid rent. The ban on residential evictions has now ended, and the Landlord & Tenant Board is processing eviction applications again. To prevent possible eviction, it is important to keep rent payments up to date.
If you are behind on your rent or at risk of eviction because you did not pay your rent due to COVID-19, you may qualify for emergency financial help. Please contact us at the City of Ottawa and we will assess your situation to see if you qualify for financial help.