Media and Public Relations

Media requests

Are you a journalist working on a story or a report? Are you a researcher for a television or radio program? Would you like more details about our activities or an interview with a member of our team? Our Communications Department would be pleased to offer you guidance and answer any questions. The OMHM keeps up special ties with the media characterized by transparency, respect and protection of the confidentiality of our clientele’s information.

To reach the Communications Department, please call (514) 872-6442 or by email: Outside regular hours and on statutory holidays, please call the Call Centre at (514) 872-6646.

Access to Information requests

The OMHM is governed by the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (RSQ, c A-2.1). Except as required for the protection of personal information under the above Act, most OMHM documents are public in nature. This means that anyone who asks can access them. 

Personal information is information about a natural person and can reveal the individual’s identity. Such information is confidential and cannot be disclosed without the consent of the person concerned. A person can also ask for corrections to their personal information.

Anyone interested in obtaining documents under the Act may submit a request to the OMHM Secretariat General. Requests must relate to existing documents. This means that applicants cannot ask to have a document created specifically for them.

Requests may be made by telephone at (514) 872-6442, or in writing using the Access to Information request form.

Filming permits

The OMHM makes every effort to facilitate filming on its properties for cinematic productions, television or photo shoots. All requests, whether they come from employees, the media, outside groups or other individuals, require a written permit issued by the OMHM Communications Department.

To coordinate filming activities more effectively, the OMHM has developed a procedure to ensure you receive the best possible service while filming on OMHM properties. Your cooperation is vital for us to manage the logistics involved effectively.

Prior to issuing a filming permit, the Communications Department makes various checks, such as:

  • the filming will cause as little inconvenience to tenants as possible;
  • no work is being done in the building concerned;
  • the producer has submitted proof of insurance and signed a formal agreement with the OMHM.

For more information, please review the film permit procedure (in French).

You can also contact the person in charge of film permit applications at (514) 872-6442.

HLM and PSL applicants in numbers

To find out the number of households waiting for low-rental housing or a subsidy under a rent supplement program, the OMHM offers a detailed table of applicants by territory of residence. This table was updated on October 2, 2023.

Table of applicants