Community resources: Shelters and housing


Youth Shelters

Clinique des Jeunes dans la Rue

En Marge


Le Bon Dieu dans la rue/The Bunker

Réfuge des Jeunes

Resource Jeunesse de St-Laurent 16-22 ans

Service D’hébergement St-Denis 15-20 year olds

Hébergement pour femmes/Women and Children Shelters in Montreal and Surrounding


Assistance aux Femmes de Montréal

Auberges du Cœur

Auberge Shalom


Inter-Val 1175 Inc.

Le Parados

Maison Dalauze INC.

Maison du réconfort

Maison Flora-Tristan (shelter for immigrant women victims of violence and their children)

Maison L’Océane

Maison secours aux femmes inc.

Multi-Femmes (second stage housing)

  • Tel: (514) 523-1095

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

Ressources Jeunesse de Saint-Laurent

Shield of Athena – Family Services (emergency shelter)

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Hébergement pour hommes et ressources/Men’s Shelters and Resources


Entraide pour hommes de Montréal

Maison du Père

Maison Oxygène

Mission Bon Accueil/Welcome Hall Mission

Mission Old Brewery Mission

New Dad Manual- 24 hour bedside assistance


Service d’aide aux conjoints


Affordable Housing

Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM)

  • These affordable unitsfor families and single renters have from one to four bedrooms. Unlike the low-cost housing formula, rents are not calculated on the basis of household income. Rents are fixed for the duration of the lease and set lower than the market rate. Rents vary by building, location and apartment size.

Community Housing

Habiter Montreal – The City’s official subsidized housing program

Les immeubles Benny Farm (unsubsidized units)

  • These (3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 room) units can be rented to anyone, based on supply and demand. To see such units or get more information, please contact:
  • Tel: (514) 483-4118

Logement Tout Montreal

NDG Info Depot

  • This user-oriented project of the NDG Community Council is an information centre on low-cost housing, welfare and more.
  • Tel: (514) 484-1471


  • Fédération des coopérativesd’habitation Intermunicipale duMontréal (FÉCHIM)Represents co-op members and provides the master list of the over 365 housing co-ops on the Island of Montreal. Currently most co-ops have waiting lists of more than 100 names
  • Tel: (514) 843-6929

La Fédération des coopératives d’habitation intermunicipale du Montréal Métropolitaine

Quebec Housing Programs

  • Groupe Conseil en Développement de l’Habitation – Formation of housing co-ops & non-profit housing organizations 
  • Tel: (514) 849-7800 

Loyer Quebec

Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM)

  • Has about 20,000 subsidized rental units offered to those below the poverty line. Full-time students are not eligible unless they have children. But it can take up to two and half years to get an apartment.
  • Tel: (514) 868-5588

English Low Rent Housing Application and documents:

French Low Rent Housing Application and documents:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You have lived in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) for 12 months in the 24 months preceding your application.
  • The assets of all persons listed on the application are worth no more than $50,000.
  • You are capable are providing for your own basic needs and those of your household, or you have provided proof that you are receiving assistance that will ensure such autonomy.
  • The combined gross income of all those listed on the application is no more than:
  • Individual: $27,000
  • Couple: $27,000
  • 2 (people who are not living as a couple) or 3 people: $31,500
  • 4 or 5 people: $36,500
  • 6 people or more: $47,500
  • You have filed an application with the OMHM.

Illegibility Criteria:

  • Full-time students with no dependent children
  • Former HLM tenants whose lease was cancelled for eviction, nonpayment of a debt to the landlord or as a result of a judgement by the Régie du logement, within five years of their departure from the HLM and until the date is paid. 

Priority for Emergencies

  • Priority will be given to households that meet eligibility criteria and who have been forced from their homes because of one of the following situations:
  • A disaster making the home unfit for habitation.
  • As the result of a city by-law declaring the apartment unfit for habitation

Régie de Logement du Québec

Shelter Allowance Program of Quebec

Société d’Habitation du Québec – Low Rental housing

Société Canadienne d’hypothèque et de logement/C.M.H.C

Société d’Habitation et de Développent (SHDM)

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