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Community Housing Options and Support

1900 Sheppard Transitional Housing Program

 

Located at 1900 Sheppard Avenue West, this Rent Geared to Income (RGI) program provides up to four years of housing to 27 young families and a range of support services.

 

Clients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • Young mothers aged 16-24 with full custody of their children (would have had their first child by the age of 19)
  • Homeless or under-housed
  • On waitlist with Access to Housing Toronto (support with applying if needed)
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Enrolled in a full-time or part-time program (school, work, etc.)
  • Demonstrate the ability to live independent
  • Willing to participate in case management, monthly check-ins and workshops facilitated by Massey Centre

 

To apply, or for more information please contact: Program Coordinator Sarah Aklilu, (mail to saklilu@massey.ca or 647-740-2095

 

Young Parent Community Housing Project

 

Located near Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue West., this program provides transitional and supportive housing for eight young families. The maximum stay is at two years.

 

Clients must meet criteria:

 

  • Single mothers aged 16-24 years with children birth – six years old
  • Single mother must be the primary caregiver of their child(ren) and be actively parenting
  • Homeless or under-housed
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • On waitlist with Access to Housing Toronto (support with applying if needed)
  • Must be working or in school
  • Demonstrate the ability to live independent
  • Willing to participate in case management, monthly check-ins and workshops facilitated by Massey Centre

 

For more information or to register, contact cchalaris@massey.ca or 416.425.6348 Ext. 233

 

Baby and Me: Our Home Program

 

This program aims to help young mothers find and keep permanent housing at an apartment of their choice in the City of Toronto. The program includes:

 

  • Housing workshops
  • Support to search and visit housing listings
  • Monthly rental subsidies of up to $800 (while funding is available)
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Other support services

 

Clients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • Pregnant or parenting young mother aged 16-24 with custody of their child(ren)
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident Status in Canada
  • Homeless or under-housed
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Demonstrate the ability to live independently
  • Willing to participate in case management, monthly check-ins and workshops facilitated by Massey Centre

 

For more information or to register, call our Intake Social Worker at 416-425-6348 ext. 230

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