Our housing portfolio consists of shared accomodation, self-contained and family units across the City of Toronto. Today, Houselink owns and operates 22 properties and manages 20 other locations through private landlord partnerships in the City of Toronto. Houselink has one of the highest housing stabilization rates among tenants in the city and where most vacancies occur in our shared accommodation properties.
All residents are able to live independently with the support from staff and peer-to peer relationships alike. Individual support is available on a mutually agreed upon basis, and determined by your participant recovery goals. Rent is geared to income and residents have full rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act.
How to Apply
Application to supportive housing in the City of Toronto, including Houselink Community Homes, is now centralized through The Access Point. The Access Point provides assistance to services for those who live with mental health and addiction issues. This includes the need for supportive housing. Interested candidates must apply through this process where you will complete the Mental Health & Addictions Supportive Housing Application. You will then be added to a central list for appropriate housing and accommodation based on your needs. Completed applications should be directed to The Access Point office at 661 Yonge St. Toronto, 4th Floor.
Candidates will forward applications to housing agencies across the city based on eligibility, individual needs and current vacancies. If you wish to apply to Houselink Community Homes or any other housing provider, you may specify your request directly on the application. More information on The Access Point, including participating agencies, and the latest application version can be found here.
While a professional referral is not mandatory for your application to The Access Point, it is highly recommended that a mental health or social service worker assist you in filling out and submitting your application. Please note that some participating agencies do not accept applications that are not professionally referred. Others may require additional information from a 3rd party after the application is reviewed. An applicant may significantly limit their housing options by applying without a referral.
Candidates wishing to apply to the “Mental Health and Justice Initiative” or the “Problematic Substance Use Program” will also use The Access Point for their application. These programs offer a range of mental health, employment, social skills and crisis support services, offered in a client-directed manner through the individual housing supports. Services are offered from a recovery framework. Houselink is one of the agencies that form these programs with specialized housing and supports in the Toronto Region. For more information on these specialized programs, please click on the link provided above.
Once we have received the completed application from The Access Point, our Intake and Referral Coordinator will arrange an interview to further determine eligibility. In the case of shared housing, there is secondary interview which we require to establish compatibility with members already living in the home.
For more information about our programs, please feel free to contact the Houselink Intake Office at (416) 539-0690 Ext. 254 or via email to Jason Graine