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Discrimination in Housing

Includes discrimination and harassment in housing based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I’m on social assistance and applied to rent a home. The landlord said they only rent to people with jobs."
  • "A landlord refused to show an apartment to my same-sex partner and me."
  • "My condominium board told me it’s too expensive to install an automatic door to the building for my wheelchair."
  • "I am sensitive to noise due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but my landlord won’t move me to a quieter apartment."
  • "I am new to Canada. A landlord told me I needed somebody to co-sign my lease because I don’t have a credit history in this country."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Discrimination in Housing
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre The Centre offers legal information and referral services on a confidential basis: offering legal information and referral services offering public legal education presentations to its…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa We provide free legal services for low income residents of Ottawa. We can help you with: Housing law (tenants or co-op members only - not…
Vanier Community Services Centre - Clinique juridique francophone d'Ottawa Legal services for low-income francophones living in Ottawa in different areas of law such as: Immigration Housing (problems between tenants and landlords only) Ontario Disability…
ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa We provide free legal services for low income residents of Ottawa. We can help you with: Housing law (tenants or co-op members only - not…
Housing Help A one-stop, drop-in service to help people with their practical housing problemsAssistance regarding: housing emergencies evictions maintenance and repair problems illegal rentsInformation: applications for subsidized…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa We provide free legal services for low income residents of Ottawa. We can help you with: Housing law (tenants or co-op members only - not…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services