Learn your rights and responsibilities as a social housing tenant; where to connect to services to help you remain in your home, gain access to subsidized or affordable housing, and get help if you are homeless. Also: information for housing service providers partnering with the City.
Street outreach, emergency and transitional shelters; help to find a permanent home.
Reach out before you lose your home. A range of ways to avoid eviction, remain steady in your housing, and connect to opportunity.
The City manages subsidized housing provided by 240 community organizations. Homes for about 265,000 Torontonians, 164,000 in City-owned Toronto Community Housing.
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.
In June Kennedy House Youth Shelter provided service to its first homeless youth. Toronto's newest youth shelter has 23 beds and provides a safe living environment and support for young men and women aged16 to 24 to help them secure long-term housing and achieve their goals.
A $801 million agreement for affordable housing was announced August 11, 2014 by the federal and Ontario governments. This provides money for municipalities over six years, although none to repair social housing. Council has approved how this funding is to be spent in Toronto: 52% for housing allowances and 48% for capital programs. $20.5 M is available locally in year one. Our Close the Housing Gap campaign is still in full force.
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.