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.
At its meeting on June 10, City Council voted unanimously to support the Red Door Shelter in its effort to continue operating in Leslieville. For more than 30 years, Red Door has been providing support to families in need of emergency shelter. Read the report.
A six-month pilot project is underway to evaluate whether a choice based system of accessing subsidized housing fills vacant units more quickly and provides better customer service to those on the centralized waiting list for all-too-scarce social housing. So far, results are showing significantly reduced time and effort to fill vacant units.
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.