Services

The services provided to tenants depend on the type of housing and programs offered.

Low-rent housing

Basic rent in low-rent housing covers the following services: heating and hot water, as well as city, school, and water taxes.

Maintenance

The OMHM is responsible for maintaining common areas, the grass and pedestrian walkways, as well as for repairs. The OMHM is also in charge of removing snow from high-rise building entries and exits. Tenants are responsible for removing snow from their own outdoor parking spaces.

Security

The OMHM provides its tenants with safe buildings. However, all tenants must observe rules to ensure their security and that of their neighbours. It is important, for example, not to let strangers into the building. Tenants who wish to report safety issues can call (514) 872-OMHM (6646) anytime, day or night.

Patrol teams also inspect Montréal's public housing to ensure there are no safety issues. In high-rise buildings of 40 or more units, tenant security agents provide a physical presence outside office hours and help keep tenants and buildings safe. Many other initiatives have also been implemented to ensure tenant safety, such as the installation of CCTV equipment inside and outside many buildings and the use of swipe cards in place of building keys.

Better living

Living in harmony with your neighbours requires everyone's cooperation. The OMHM strives to provide a living environment free of any form of harassment or discrimination. The Social and Community Development Department works closely with tenants to promote harmonious coexistence in OMHM buildings and to ensure that tenants feel respected there. It also assists tenants who wish to form associations and supports existing associations in their efforts and activities. Common rooms in high-rise buildings are made available to tenant associations for hosting activities.

Laundry rooms

The OMHM makes washers and dryers available to tenants in high-rise buildings and in certain other buildings.

Parking

The OMHM offers tenants parking spaces in most buildings. Parking space rental charges are indicated in the lease and depend on the type of space rented (indoor or outdoor). Building tenants are first in line for such spaces. Waiting lists are established on a first come-first served basis. To reserve a space, tenants should contact their rental agent.

Assisted living residences

Besides offering top-notch, affordable apartments, the ENHARMONIE residences network provides a wide range of services.

To learn more about these services, visit ENHARMONIE residences.

Affordable housing

Basic rent in affordable housing covers city, school, and water taxes.

Maintenance

The OMHM is responsible for maintaining common areas, the grass and pedestrian walkways, as well as for repairs. The OMHM is also in charge of removing snow from high-rise building entries and exits. Tenants are responsible for removing snow from their own outdoor parking spaces.

Parking

The OMHM offers tenants parking spaces in most buildings. Parking space rental charges are indicated in the lease and depend on the type of space rented (indoor or outdoor). Building tenants are first in line for such spaces. Waiting lists are established on a first come-first served basis. To reserve a space, tenants should contact their rental agent.

Other housing

Immeubles Benny Farm offers a variety of services and benefits.

  • Concrete structures, minimizing the risk of fire
  • Soundproofing (low noise transmission)
  • Elevators
  • Common rooms
  • Hot water included in rent
  • Weekly on-site banking
  • Close to the Benny Library and a large supermarket

Other fee-based services available

  • Indoor parking
  • Additional storage space (on the same floor and in the basement)

Rent does not include electricity, heating, and telephone charges.

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