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.

Please note that we cannot provide updates on housing applications over the phone or in-person. Unfortunately at this time, due to high demand, we are not accepting housing applications.

How to Apply for Housing

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

For a list of our properties, please visit our Properties page.

Download our housing application and choose one of the following options:

Email: intake@homesfirst.on.ca
or fax application to: 416-214-1873
or mail to:

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

 

How to Apply for Housing

Who We Help

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:

  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 supportive 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.


Other Places to Get Help

Housing:

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

www.housingconnections.ca

Looking for a shelter?

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.

Support Services:

Community Drop Ins & Resource Centres
Health Services

 

Other Places to Get Help

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Homes First Administration Office, 90 Shuter Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2K6
Phone: 416-214-1870 Fax: 416-214-1873

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