About The Program
CMHA Toronto’s Housing Program connects individuals living with mental illness to permanent and affordable housing, enabling them to live independently and improve the quality of their lives.
Support is provided to help individuals maintain their housing and access community resources to assist them in their recovery process. Our housing outreach workers also act as a liaison between the landlords and our tenants/clients by providing information on their respective rights and responsibilities.
CMHA Toronto is part of the Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Supportive Housing Network, a network of 29 housing providers.
Who's It For
Individuals 16+ living with a mental illness, who are homeless or at immediate risk of being homeless.
How IT Works
- All referrals are received through The Access Point, an intake service that provides coordinated access for housing services in Toronto. Anyone can make a referral: the individual, their family, a physician or a community worker.
- Once accepted, the client is matched with a house service provider.
- The service provider will link the client to housing with appropriate supports.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are CMHA Toronto’s Housing Services for?
- Individuals who are 16 years of age and older and are residents of Toronto
- Individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness
- Individuals who are homeless or at immediate risk of being homeless and are able to live independently
How do I apply for housing?
You apply through the Access Point, an intake service that provides coordinated access for housing services in Toronto. Anyone can make a referral: an individual, their family, a physician or a community worker.
You will fill in one application form and be considered for all 29 supportive housing programs. You can also indicate the geographical area and type of housing you are looking for, as well as the supports you require.