The City coordinates the investments from all orders of government in the creation and operation of subsidized housing and in services for people who are experiencing homelessness.The goal is appropriate housing for all Torontonians through services that help low-income and vulnerable residents find permanent housing and remain in their homes.
The City funds and delivers emergency and transitional shelters and street outreach with a goal of assisting residents to find and keep appropriate housing and to close the door on homelessness in Toronto.
The City and its community partners deliver a range of services that help people remain in their homes. These range from eviction prevention and housing help, to employment supports to help vulnerable people find volunteer and employment opportunities, to drop-in centres, and housing follow-up supports.
The City funds and administers social housing and other subsidized housing programs, providing legislative and contractual oversight to 240 community-based organizations that provide homes for about 265,000 Toronto residents. City-owned Toronto Community Housing Corporation is home to about 164,000 of these.
More than 340 community not-for-profit agencies work with the City to help vulnerable Toronto residents find, keep and live in affordable and permanent housing. To close the door on homelessness, we need everyone's help. Please support these agencies, learn about the issues, and consider getting involved.
A new service planning framework for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration was unanimously approved by Toronto City Council in December 2013. A comprehensive public consultation earlier in 2013 provided input from more than 2,000 voices.