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COSTI

North York Centre, North York Housing Help Centre


Description
COVID19 -- services continue by phone, email, and video, online workshops and webinars available * offices are closed except for refugee shelters * see website page linked here for phone numbers to contact staff at specific services
COVID-19: SERVICE NOTICE

Housing Help services
  • support finding and maintaining housing
  • eviction prevention and housing stabilization services
  • counselling, case management, advocacy support and referral for post housing stabilization
  • information, referral, assistance with applications for subsidized, supportive housing, or emergency shelters
  • crisis intervention
  • drop-in program, free telephone and computers use during drop-in hours
  • Streets to Homes Follow-up Program -- services and specialized help for formerly homeless individuals with complex needs, ID clinic
  • seasonal income tax clinic
Information, orientation and education on the topics such as money management, tenants' rights and responsibilities and other community services that assist families facing crisis

Toronto Rent Bank access centre -- interest-free repayable loans to low-income households who are in rental arrears or need to move into more suitable housing
  • applicants must be low income with adequate income to sustain their housing
  • must have legal status in Canada, and pay market rent (not subsidized)
  • additional eligibility criteria apply, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients not eligible
Access centre for Ontario Electricity Support Program -- assistance with applications
  • also for LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program), sponsored by Toronto Hydro Electric System and United Way Toronto -- assistance to low income individuals and families who are in arrears for their electricity utility bills and have exhausted all other sources of financial support
  • for help with Enbridge gas bills call 1-855-487-5327
Member agency of Toronto Drop-in Network (TDIN) and Housing Help Association of Ontario (HHAO)
Eligibility
Persons 16 years and older who are facing multiple barriers to accessing and maintaining accommodation

Residency Requirements: North York
Application Process
Call to arrange assessment appointment, some drop in programs
Office
416-244-0480
Fax
416-244-0379
Website
Visit Website
Email
nyork@costi.org
Mailing Address
Sheridan Mall; PO Box 88, 1700 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON, M3L 1B2
Canada
Languages
Albanian, Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Other - other languages may be available
Contact
Hanna Mlodzianowska, Housing Manager
Email: mlodzianowska@costi.org
Phone: 416-244-0480 ext 4314
Fees
None
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Accessibility
Accessible -- call for details
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Last Updated On
December 10, 2021
Address
Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave, Suite 114
Toronto, ON, M3L 1B2
Intersection: Jane St and Wilson Ave;
Cross street: Jane St and Wilson Ave
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Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Drop-in -- Wed, Fri 9:30 am-11:30 am, Mon-Fri 1 pm-5 pm
Service Area(s)
  • North York
  • North York Central
  • North York East
  • North York West