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Community Resources for Patients and Families

Housing 

Shelters


City of Toronto - Homeless Help - Central Intake

For information and to find a shelter, call (416) 338-4766 or 1-877-338-3398


211 Toronto - Homeless Shelters

For help finding emergency shelters, drop-in centres and other resources, call: 211

Rental help


Financial Support for Renters - City of Toronto

Various programs and services to support you, as a renter, if you need financial help


The Housing Help Centre

They help with housing and counselling for people with:

  • Addictions, substance abuse and other challenges related to these
  • Immigrant, permanent residency or refugee status
  • A history of homelessness

Call (416) 285-8070 (Toronto or York Region only). *You may be added to a wait list.


Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy

For information and applications for affordable housing


The Access Point

For help applying for housing options if you facing mental health or addiction challenges, call: (416) 640-1934 or 1-888-640-1934. *You may be added to a wait list.


Toronto Rent Bank

For short-term help with rent and other housing costs, call (416) 397-7368

Housing services


Commissioner for Housing Equity (OCHE) - Eviction Prevention

For seniors (59 years or older) or a vulnerable tenants who has been given an eviction noticed for unpaid rent, call (416) 632-7999 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm


Ontario Energy Board - Electricity Cost Subsidy

For low income families who need hep with electricity cost, call 1-855-831-8151


Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy

For information and applications for affordable housing


St. Jamestown Outreach Program (STOP)

For people 55+ whose mental health illnesses or issues are affecting their ability to safely maintain their housing


Tenant Hotline

For help answering your questions about your rights as a tenant in Toronto, call (416) 921-9494 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6 pm


Toronto Rent Bank

For short-term help with rent and other housing costs, call (416) 397-7368