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Housing law

Are you a tenant who needs information or help with a housing problem?  We can help.

Housing problems are often linked to low income, discrimination, and job loss. Contact us to find out about your legal rights.

If your problem is urgent, please call our Tenant Hotline. We have information if you are homeless or have a housing emergency.

We also have information for landlords and homeowners.

Tenants in Ontario are protected by the Residential Tenancies’ Act. But some tenants, such as those living on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory or those who share a kitchen or bathroom with their landlord, are not protected by this law. Contact us to find out about your legal rights.

The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about housing and other common legal problems.