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How to apply for housing 

Please note that although we are still accepting housing applications, we currently have a very extensive waiting list. As such we are unable to estimate the length of time for vacancies. However, wait times will be lengthy.

Download our Housing Application and choose one of the following options:

or fax application to: 416-214-1873
or mail to:

90 Shuter Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 2K6

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Who we help

Homes First provides affordable, stable housing and support services for those with the fewest housing options.

All individuals housed by Homes First must meet basic eligibility criteria:

  1. Those who have demonstrated an inability to obtain/maintain housing elsewhere.
  2. Must be 18 years or older.
  3. Individuals able to live independently or with special support programs provided in partnership with Homes First.
  4. Must have or be pursuing or be willing to pursue a source of income when moving into housing (i.e., social benefits).
  5. Non-predatory.
  6. Those with diagnosed/undiagnosed mental illness/addiction issues.
  7. Individuals that may be isolated or marginalized or displaced or who have inadequate life skills.

Links to other places to get help


Housing Connections- Information about how to apply for rent-geared-to-income housing in Toronto

Looking for a shelter?

Call 311 or Central Intake at 416-338-4766 or toll-free in Toronto 1-877-338-3398

Support Services:

Community Drop-Ins & Resource Centres

Health Services

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