Drop-in Housing Supports

CRC’s Drop-in Housing Support staff assist people who are homeless, marginally housed, or living with complex needs. Services include housing access, housing applications, information and referrals, eviction prevention, housing stabilization, and outreach/liaison with landlords.

We help people find and maintain safe, adequate, affordable housing and build relationships between landlords and tenants by:

  • assisting individuals homeless or precariously housed access housing through applications and referrals,
  • advocating with landlords to establish a working relationship,
  • supporting tenants to achieve stability in their housing, and
  • responding proactively to prevent evictions of tenants.

Safe, affordable housing in Toronto is scarce, it can be difficult to find housing for most people, and moreso for people living on minimum wage or experiencing poverty and its effects.

How we work

CRC’s Housing Support staff strive to let people know about all the housing options available, and discuss housing considerations, such as distance from services, or landlords who may not be covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). We encourage participants to be active in the process and we advocate on their behalf if necessary.

Once a participant is housed, we follow-up to ensure their housing needs are met. We can also meet with landlords to help address any issues, and assist with income resources (i.e. OW, ODSP, OAS, etc.), accessing furniture, and securing required documents and identification. Housing Support staff work with CRC Advocates and Drop-in staff to provide other supports or resources, or make referrals for services that match their needs.

Housing Intake Drop-In Times:
Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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For information please contact:

Edwin Huang
Housing Support Worker
416-363-4234 ext. 229

Helen Lee
Housing Support Worker
416-363-4234 ext. 224