Programs & Services

Housing Services

Below are the many services and programs of COSTI services related to housing. Click on any one to see related programs.

Housing Help Services

COSTI’s housing services provide a vital lifeline to individuals and families facing the ever-growing issues of homelessness and eviction. Without safe, secure housing, people too often remain trapped in a cycle of poverty. Our housing help services help them to take a major step towards self-reliance.

The Housing Help Centre works with individuals and families, assisting them in breaking free of the shelter system by overcoming barriers to securing safe, affordable, and adequate housing.

The Centre offers a holistic approach to service, providing crisis intervention; housing search support; document and application assistance; individual life skills coaching; direct access to employment, education, and training programs; a Rent Bank; seasonal energy grants (hydro and gas) to prevent disconnection; specialized services for women; and a drop-in program. The Centre also offers workshops on tenant rights and responsibilities, an identification clinic, and private counselling for victims of domestic violence.

If you are a landlord or homeowner interested in helping refugees and newcomers secure housing and find their first home in Canada call our Housing Help Centre at 416-244-0480.

Housing Drop-In

Housing Help

North York Rent Bank Access Program

Volunteer/Mentorship Program