The overall focus of Tenants First is to implement a plan in which Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) focuses on being a social housing landlord, where buildings are in a good state of repair, and tenants are connected to appropriate services and active participants in their communities.

Phase 1 of the Tenants First implementation plan was unanimously approved by Council in July 2017.

Implementation steps relating to the transfer of the Toronto Community Housing scattered housing portfolio, and an interim process to select Tenant Directors for the Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors, were unanimously approved by Council in February 2018.

Key Changes Approved in Phase 1 of the Plan

Four major recommendations were approved by City Council on July 4, 2017.

  1. The creation of a new Seniors Housing and Services entity that is more directly accountable to City Council and is responsible for the management of 83 seniors-designated buildings currently within the TCHC portfolio.
  2. A New TCHC and the start of a process for redefining TCHC’s mandate to focus its role as a social housing provider serving the needs of families, youth, vulnerable tenants and seniors living in mixed buildings.
  3. Adequate funding for both TCHC and the proposed new Seniors Housing and Services entity.
  4. Creation of a plan to transfer scattered housing portfolio to non-profit housing providers while ensuring that affordability is maintained.


Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Provision of Housing Support to TCHC Rooming House Tenants

This RFP is to co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of support services to current and new tenants of 204 units located in 22 TCHC rooming houses.

RFP for Housing Supports for TCHC Rooming House Tenants

Meetings for Tenants of Scattered Housing

Attend a meeting to discuss the City Council-approved plan for scattered houses. Meet other tenants from scattered houses across the city, and tell us how a new landlord could deliver better services to you.

Find out meeting dates and locations.


Latest Tenants First Phase 1 Implementation Plan updates

Get the latest updates and meeting dates regarding the progress of the Tenants First implementation plan.

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