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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.

Waitlist Open

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

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.

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

You can also visit the City of Toronto’s Homeless Help page.

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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.

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