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Organization: Housing Connections  
Phone Numbers: 416-397-7400 press 1 or call Toronto Human Services number 416-338-8888, and press 1 for housing issues
Fax: 416-397-7401
Email: ask@housingconnections.ca
Website: www.housingconnections.ca
Address:
176 Elm St, Main Fl
Toronto, ON
M5T 3M4
Intersection: University Ave and Dundas St W
Hours: Phone Representatives -- Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Resource Centre -- Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, also Tue 4:30 pm-6 pm
Executives: Paul Chisholm - Project Director, Access to Housing
Service Description: Coordinates central waiting list and assesses eligibility for subsidized rental housing (including municipal nonprofits, private nonprofits, and municipal cooperatives) * administers housing programs with private landlords, including Rent Supplement * determines eligibility for certain other programs such as Toronto Transitional Housing Allowance Program, and the Toronto Portable Housing Allowance Program for survivors of domestic abuse * online application form, online update of current applications, and housing listings * information on social housing opportunities, waiting lists * help making housing choices and form filling

Community Partners -- application forms and assistance with initial applications available at 39 locations (see list at, www.housingconnections.ca/pdf/CommunityPartnerDirectory)

Fees: None
Application: Visit the website, or drop in to any Community Partner (see list on website) * attach to your application form an acceptable personal identification document for each member of the household as proof of Canadian status
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with low or moderate income * all household members must be Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, applicants for permanent residence, refugees or refugee claimants * one household member must be 16 years or older and able to live independently with or without supports * there must not be an enforceable deportation, departure or exclusion order against any household member * no household member can owe rent arrears to any other social housing provider in Ontario unless an up to date repayment schedule is in place * no household member or former member has a conviction of rent-geared-to-income fraud or misrepresentation
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Affordable Housing
Housing Referral and Rights

This information was last completely updated on July 25, 2017

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