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Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if we can get your questions answered right away.

If you don't see your questions answered or would like to connect with a Homes First Team member, please direct your inquiry as outlined below.

General Inquiries

For general information, reach us at:

Phone No: 416 – 214 – 1870

Fax No: 416-214-1873


Main Office

90 Shuter St., Suite 206 Toronto, ON 
M5B 2K6

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Frequently Asked Questions

Homes First serves the hardest to house. This includes those living with complex needs like mental illness and substance use challenges, as well as other physical and health needs.

We support single adults, men and women, some families, and seniors aging in place. 

Thank you for your interest in Homes First. For information on our housing, please visit our “I Need Help” page. 

Our waitlist is open. We currently have a waitlist of over 4,000 people for housing with Homes First. 

If you have been placed on the waitlist, we cannot provide updates on the progress of your housing application.

Thank you for sending a housing application to us.

Unfortunately, as of July 2019, our housing waitlist is at 4,000 people, and we are unable to follow up about the status of your application.

Please note that Homes First does not go through its waitlist in chronological order. Instead, applications are assessed based on the needs of the applicant and if Homes First has a suitable space for them. You will only be contacted if we deem that we have an appropriate unit for you.

Please do not call or visit our office to inquire about housing applications. Again, if you do qualify for housing with us, you will be contacted.

Our staff is trained to work with individuals with complex mental health, substance use, and life skills challenges. We have several community mental health partnerships that deliver mental/physical health supports onsite. 

Staff are provided a variety of training such as de-escalation, conflict resolution, crisis prevention intervention, motivational interviewing, inclusivity training, and more. All staff use a trauma-informed approach in working with our residents.

Homes First is an independent Canadian charity and not formally part of any other organization or government agency.

We do work closely with the City of Toronto and other agencies in the city, including health care providers, mental health supports, and more, to share insight and expertise on creating a multi-faceted approach to ending homelessness.

Homes First gets funding from a variety of sources. Our funding is like a quilt; we piece together different patches from different sources to make up our whole operating budget.

Please see our available positions on our Careers page.