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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
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.…
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…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services