Who We House
CRC Self Help is mandated under the SHRA to provide rent-geared-to-income affordable housing to the hardest to house. We provide housing to single homeless people, youth, women fleeing from abusive situations, people with chronic mental health issues who can live independently, newcomers to Canada, people with developmental and/or intellectual challenges who can live independently, people with a history of substance abuse and/or addiction and people who are re-entering the community after incarceration.
According to this mandate, potential residents must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18-years of age or older
- Be a single person
- Be eligible for rent-geared-to-income assistance
- Have no permanent housing or be living in housing that is beyond their means or living in dangerous or otherwise unsuitable accommodation
- Be a legal resident of Canada (i.e. Canadian citizen, permanent resident status or refugee status claim)
- Be able to live independently
The majority of our resident population qualifies for rent-geared-to-income assistance because they are on a fixed income such as Ontario Disability Support Plan, Ontario Works or Canada Pension Plan. Many CRC Self Help residents are referred to us by other agencies such as hostels, treatment centres, shelters, drop-in centres and halfway homes, as well as walk-ins or referrals from current or past residents.
 *As per the Ontario Human Rights Code, Part I, Section 4 (1): Every sixteen or seventeen-year-old person who has withdrawn from parental control has the right to equal treatment with respect to occupancy of and contracting for accommodation without discrimination because the person is less than eighteen years old.
How to Apply
CRC Self Help manages it’s own independent internal waiting list. Applicants are encouraged to fill out an application to be placed on our wait list. Applicants are also encouraged to fill out an application with Housing Connections.
Applicants can apply in person or they can be faxed or mailed in to CRC Self-Help Inc. All the contact information is on the Application
It is important that you ensure that your contact information is kept up to date at all times.
Please read the Home Life section to see if CRC Self-Help homes are a fit for you and your goals in life.