About Cahdco

Cahdco is a non-profit real estate development corporation and sister to Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC). Cahdco develops affordable housing and social purpose real estate and provides consulting in the Ottawa area. Cahdco combines the experience and resources of CCOC with a team of development, construction, and project management experts.


What We Do

Social Purpose Real Estate


Affordable Home Ownership


Rental Housing Development


CCOC Provides Feedback On New Section 37 Guidelines

Written By Graeme Hussey - May 24, 2017

The Ottawa City Council approved the Section 37 Guidelines 2017 Report recommended by Planning Committee on May 24, the result of a five year review of the city’s implementation of Section 37.In the Ontario Planning Act, Section 37 can be used by municipalities to obtain community benefits in return for a Zoning By-law Amendment. The policy is […]

Affordable Housing – A hot topic on both sides of the River

Written By Cynthia Jacques - May 8, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend an affordable and accessible housing event at the Gatineau City Hall the morning of May 4th: “Bâtir notre avenir: tendance et enjeu du logement abordable dans le Région de Gatineau et Ottawa”. The event was organized and hosted by CMHC in partnership with the Ville de Gatineau, and sought […]

CMHC Announces New Program to Provide Construction Loans for Rental Housing & Changes to Mortgage Loan Insurance

Written By Graeme Hussey - April 21, 2017

On April 20th, Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced the creation of the CMHC Rental Construction Financing initiative. This initiative will provide $2.5 billion in low-cost construction loans over four years to encourage the construction of new rental housing. This program […]

Ottawa Needs a Community Land Trust

Written By Dennis Carr - April 20, 2017

Many readers will be surprised to learn that in the 1980’s and early 1990’s the City of Ottawa provided land to create affordable housing. Land was purchased and surplus city land set aside and held in an affordable housing land bank. The City’s Housing Branch worked with provincial Ministry of Housing officials and local not-for-profit […]

Inclusionary Zoning

Written By Ray Sullivan - November 23, 2016

On May 18, 2016, Bill 204, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 passed First Reading in the Ontario legislature. If the bill receives Royal Assent, it will allow municipalities to require private sector developers to include affordable housing units in their development proposals through inclusionary zoning (IZ). Simply put, IZ policies require or encourage new […]

Alliance to End Homelessness Report

Written By Paige Waldock - July 3, 2018

The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa has released its annual report. The report addresses the progress made towards ending homelessness in Ottawa by recording annual change across the sector. It tracks how many people are using emergency shelters, the demographic of those staying in shelters, and the length of their stay. It also monitors the […]