Set an appointment by making them a call first. Ask them if you need to bring any documentation with you at the scheduled appointment.
Go to the Ottawa city hall and request for a Housing benefits application form. Answer all the questions that may be asked; like who will be residing with you, where do you lie in the income bracket.
Calculate how much the housing benefit program is going to pay you for the rent. You will also have to take note whether the family size you have, and the income bracket you are in lets you be entitled for rent funding or other housing benefits.
If you are approved for the entitlement of housing benefits, then an application form for section 8 rent funding will needed to be filled out. The (HAO) housing authority office will forward the application if you meet the requirements.
Request the office for a list of residences that are priced reasonably and on sale in your area. These come under section 8 Government paid housing units.
You can contact the property owners or managers to arrange a walk through this will save you the hassle of going through the whole process.