Thank you to all the organizations that submitted an application to the Toronto Tenant Support Program (TTSP). Your ongoing support and interest in the development of tenant support programs across the city is appreciated.
In total, the City received applications covering all four (4) TTSP program categories. All applications were carefully evaluated by the City’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division (SSHA) through a comprehensive review process. The following projects have been approved to deliver services to tenants under the TTSP, starting April 1, 2022:
|TTSP Category||Project Title||Organization|
|Professional Legal Services||Legal supports to preserve tenancies and affordable housing||Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR)|
|Organizing and Capacity Building||FMTA Outreach and Organizing Team||Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA)|
|Information Services||Tenant Info Hub||Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA)|
|Holistic Information and Referral Strategy for Housing Support||Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)|
|Research, Policy and Data Development Projects||Preserving affordable rental housing in Toronto – a community based research platform||Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR)|
All three (3) organizations above will be working in partnership to deliver services under the TTSP. Projects will be funded for a three-year term, beginning April 1, 2022 and ending March 31, 2025. The City expects to launch the next call for applications for TTSP projects in 2024, before the funding term ends.
If you are interested in learning more about the services that will be offered to tenants or if your organization would like to collaborate by initiating a formal or informal partnership, please contact the organizations above directly. Contact information for each organization can be found on the organization’s website.
SSHA, in partnership with community partners, delivers housing and homelessness services and programs for Toronto residents as outlined in the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. The Toronto Tenant Support Program (TTSP), adopted by City Council on July 14, 2021, will support tenants in private market rental housing.
SSHA launched a Call for Applications on November 15, 2021 inviting non-profit organizations to submit an application to the following four (4) program categories under the Toronto Tenant Support Program:
The objective of this funding category is to deliver professional legal services to support Toronto tenants in disputing eviction matters or other tenancy issues at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Divisional Court or other administrative tribunal(s).
The objective of this funding category is to provide general outreach and organizing supports in each quadrant of the city to develop tenant associations and to work with established tenant associations to expand awareness on tenant rights and responsibilities.
The objective of this funding category is to expand tenants’ knowledge and awareness of their rights and responsibilities through a variety of communication strategies and information services.
The objective of this funding category is to conduct research, collect data and report to the City on topic areas impacting the preservation of affordable rental housing in Toronto.