Emergency shelters offer both a place to sleep and meals. If you stay at a shelter, shelter staff can help you find and keep housing.
For more information on emergency shelters, call Street Helpline at 416-392-3777 (toll free at 1-866-392-3777) or visit the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration website.
Housing Help Centres
Housing Help centres provide information on available housing. The staff at the Housing Help Centre can talk with landlords who may have places for rent; share information programs to help you receive money and offer advice on housing issues such as avoiding evection. You can also get help with social housing applications and rent bank loans at Housing Help centres.
For a listing of the Housing Help centres, visit the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration website.
If you are not receiving social assistance, you may be eligible for a Rent Bank loan. Rent Bank offers one-time, interest-free loans to eligible people who are facing eviction.
For more information, call the Rent Bank central office at 416-924-3862. To find out where you can apply for loans, visit the Toronto Rent Bank website.
If you are receiving Ontario Works and you are facing eviction, you may be eligible for help from Employment and Social Services with arrears and more.
Other housing resources