How To Participate In The Housing First Program?

If you would like to be referred to the Simcoe County Regional Housing First Program, please contact your local Housing Resource Centre by calling 705-739-0485 or emailing  to set up an appointment to discuss the program further and initiate the referral process.


If you are already involved with a housing or homelessness service provider, you can reach out to them to start the referral process as well.

What is involved in the referral process?

  • Getting more information about the program
  • Completing a Common Intake and Consent form
  • Completing a Common Assessment tool
  • Having your request for referral added to the By-Name List

The By-Name List is a real-time, up-to-date list of all people experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County who have accessed services through Simcoe County’s Homeless Services and Supports System.  The By-Name List helps community partnersL

  • Be aware of every person experiencing homelessness by name;
  • Understand their unique needs; and
  • Prioritize them for the most appropriate and available housing support.

For more information about the By-Name List visit