CRC’s Housing Program helps people find and maintain safe, adequate, affordable housing and builds relationships between landlords and tenants.
If someone has a housing need, we will first assess their needs and circumstances. We then work with them to look for what housing may be available and suitable. As safe affordable housing in Toronto is scarce, it can be quite difficult to find housing.
We will strive to let people know about all the housing they can apply for and to point out issues to consider, such as distance from needed services or landlords who may not be covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). We will encourage all to be active participants in the process and advocate on their behalf if necessary.
After securing housing we do follow to ensure one’s housing needs are met. If needed, appropriate and with consent, we will also meet with landlords to help address any issues. As time and desire permits, we may also help with income sources (i.e. OW, ODSP, OAS, etc.) or accessing furniture.
Other supports or resources we might point participants to include tax clinics, drop-ins, food banks, educational or employment opportunities, amongst a host of others.
If we cannot serve someone directly, we will refer them to the appropriate services that match their needs.
Although it may be possible to see a housing worker on an as-needed basis, it is best to book an appointment in advance. We do our best to provide housing help on site Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
For information please contact:
Michelle Brown, Housing Worker
416-363-4234 ext. 224
Patricia Gardner, Housing Worker
416-363-4234 ext. 229