Services by topic - Housing Law
Ontario's Community Legal Clinics are funded by Legal Aid Ontario to provide legal services for low-income individuals and families in a variety of areas of law including Landlord and Tenant or housing law. Clinics can also help you to find support and advice by directing you to other community agencies that provide assistance and information.
To find the community legal clinic for your area, you can check the Legal Aid Ontario web site and enter your postal code. You can also find a map and full listing of community legal clinics - general service, specialty community legal clinics, and student legal aid services societies in Ontario on the Your Legal Rights Services Map. For more information, see:
- Service by type - Legal Clinics - General Service
- Service by type - Legal Clinics – Specialty
- Service by type - Student Legal Aid Services Society (SLASS)
The Housing Help Association of Ontario (HHAO) is a provincial association of community based, not-for-profit organizations delivering free housing help services that prevent and reduce homelessness. To find your local housing help association visit findhousinghelp.ca.
If you live in the Greater Toronto area, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) runs a Tenant Hotline. If you have any questions about your rights as a tenant in Toronto, you can call the hotline at: 416-921-9494.
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is a charitable, non-profit organization in Canada dedicated to ending discrimination in housing and promoting human rights in housing. CERA has offices in Toronto and Ottawa.
If you think you are experiencing discrimination in housing, contact the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.
211 Ontario is an information and referral hotline that gives help in many languages. Dial 211 for free from any phone in Ontario. They take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For general information on finding legal help visit: I need legal help, but have limited income and can't afford a lawyer. What can I do?
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