Housing Services

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

Housing Services secures modest, affordable, permanent accommodations for eligible individuals. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) enters into arrangements with private landlords to lease self-contained apartment units that we, in turn, sublease. CMHA tenants pay rent based on Ontario Works (OW). The difference between what the tenants are able to pay and the actual rent is made up by this program through funds from the Ministry of Health. Referrals come from a variety of sources including shelters, court programs, community organizations, hospitals and self-referrals. The key to housing retention appears to be the support provided by housing workers (including 24-hour on-call support), community support staff and the cooperation of building management and neighbours.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

CMHA Toronto main offices and 24/7 residential programs remain open with social distancing in effect. All drop-in programs and groups such as Routes, Pathways and Women’s Groups are suspended unless you have been notified if they are taking place online or over the phone. Our staff are providing peer support for members over the phone. Non-essential in-person appointments will be limited or rescheduled.

Program Restricted To

Homeless Clients

Access Information

The ability to live independently and a verifiable source of income are necessary for all of the units. The units are for individuals with a serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These units are accessed through The Access Point.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-640-1934
Toll-Free 888-640-1934

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 to 65 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Durham; Halton; Toronto; York)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700