Housing and Homelessness Grants facilitate housing options and supports for diverse communities through funding partnerships.

Funding priorities that will advance the City’s goal of ending chronic homelessness in Toronto include:

  • strengthening our relationship with Indigenous communities and advancing reconciliation
  • focusing on equity
  • delivering high quality services
  • reducing chronic homelessness
  • developing an integrated systems response
  • strengthening and modernizing the sector

The Toronto Tenant Support Program (TTSP), adopted by City Council on July 14, 2021, will fund projects that support tenants in private market rental housing through the following program objectives:

  • Supporting the preservation of affordable rental housing for tenants in Toronto, in line with the objectives outlined in the City of Toronto’s HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan and directives from the Subcommittee on the Protection of Affordable Rental Housing.
  • Enhancing tenant support programs to respond to current market conditions and to the impacts of recent legislative changes.
  • Building flexible and responsive programs that allows the City to adapt quickly to changing tenant support needs.

Subject to Council approval through the City of Toronto’s 2022 Budget Process, up to $1.2 million in grant funding will be distributed through the TTSP. Projects will be funded for a 3-year term, beginning April 1, 2022 and ending March 31, 2025. Funding will be allocated to projects that support the following program categories:

  1. Professional Legal Services (up to $420,000)
  2. Organizing and Capacity Building (up to $420,000)
  3. Information Services (up to $300,000)
  4. Research, Policy and Data Development Projects (up to $60,000)

Interested organizations can apply to one or more program categories.

Please note, one or more organizations may be awarded funding through this call for applications. Successful organizations will be expected to work collaboratively to deliver tenant supports and services under the TTSP.

Eligibility

Agencies must:

  1. Be located in the City of Toronto and the primary activities take place within the boundaries of the City of Toronto.
  2. Be an incorporated not-for-profit organization with a recent Audited Financial Statement. For-profit organizations are not eligible. Please note that approved organizations will be required to submit their organization’s Articles of Incorporation (formerly Letters Patent), if it is not currently on file with SSHA.
  3. Be in good standing with the City of Toronto, if applicable. Refers to organizations that have received funding from City grant programs in the past and have met the terms and conditions of all previously received grants.
  4. Have general liability insurance and coverage.

Please note, there may be additional requirements for each program category which will be outlined in the project descriptions and the application forms.

Key Dates

Funding Opportunity Timeline Date
Funding Opportunity Released November 15, 2021
Virtual Information Session November 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Deadline for Written Questions November 26, 2021
Release of Final Addendum (if any) December 1, 2021
Application Submission Deadline December 15, 2021

Information Session

Interested applicants are invited to attend a virtual information session to familiarize themselves with the program and ascertain the full extent of the work required.

Please email HSS@toronto.ca to register by November 18, 2021.

A meeting invite will be sent to you, once your registration is confirmed. The virtual information session will be recorded for project leads that are unable to attend.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to the Toronto Tenant Support Program Call for Applications, please submit a request to HSS@toronto.ca to receive an application package.

Submission Instructions

Please read the submission instructions carefully.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to:


Step 1:

Complete an Organization Profile in the Toronto Grants, Rebates and Incentives Portal.

The Toronto Grants, Rebates and Incentives Portal (TGRIP) is the City of Toronto’s online grants management system.

If you have previously applied for a City grant through TGRIP, your organization should already have an existing Organization Profile. Please login and make sure you only have one Organization Profile created in TGRIP for your organization and the information is accurate and up-to-date.


Step 2:

  1. Examine all the components of the funding opportunity and acquire a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the required services before submitting an application.
  2. Complete the Application Form(s) and Schedule B/Budget Form(s) for each program category your organization is applying to.

Important: You may apply to one or more eligible funding categories. Application forms are not the same for each program category. You are required to complete an application form and Schedule B/Budget Form for each program category you are applying to.

  1. All documents must be in PDF format upon submission.
  2. Email the application form(s), Schedule B/Budget Form(s) and all project-related documents to HSS@toronto.ca.

Deadline to Submit an Application: December 15, 2021 to HSS@toronto.ca

Applications will not be accepted after the deadline under any circumstances.

 

Below is a list of additional funding opportunities at the City of Toronto: