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I Need Help
If you are in an emergency or crisis situation, please call 911.
If you are looking for shelter, please call 311 or Central Intake at 416-338-4766, or toll-free in Toronto at 1-877-338-3398. You can also visit the City of Toronto’s Homeless Help page.
To apply for housing, fill out the application and submit by fax to 416-649-7844.
Please note: Homes First currently has an extensive waiting list. Intakes are coordinated through a Placement Strategy and each property has specific criteria for tenancy.
Other Places to Get Help
- Visit Housing Connections for information about how to apply for rent-geared-to-income housing in Toronto.
- Visit the City of Toronto's Rental Housing & Tenant Information page for the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants.
There is also support available from the City of Toronto when you are looking for housing. You can get support from a Housing Help Centre located in your community by calling 416-285-8070 or visiting a location close to you to get assistance finding housing that suits your needs.
The Housing Help Centres are non-profit agencies that help people find and keep housing and avoid eviction.
Who We Help
Homes First has been providing supportive housing and shelter for over 35 years to all populations, with a focus on the chronically homeless, people with complex mental health and addictions issues, and seniors. We encourage homeless people to identify their own housing needs and necessary support services. We work with others to provide the supports people need to maintain their housing and rebuild their lives. We accept referrals from and draw on the knowledge and experience of other community service organizations to support our residents.