Who can get emergency housing?

Some emergency housing facilities are open to all people and others are restricted to men, women, youth or other groups with specific needs, such as victims of abuse, newcomers, or refugee claimants who are awaiting hearings or status.

Each facility sets its own rules about who is eligible to stay and for how long and what services are offered. Contact a facility in your area to see what their rules are.

To find a facility in your area, go to Services Near Me.

For More Information

  • Assaulted Women's Helpline - A telephone crisis line for any woman who has experienced abuse. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 211 Ontario - Search for shelters and other community services all over Ontario.
  • Find Housing Help in Ontario - This website lists housing help centres across Ontario. These centres can help you find affordable housing and access financial and social supports. From the Housing Help Association of Ontario.
Last updated: September 11, 2015 4001314