Founded in 1984, Neighbourhood Link Homes (NLH) operates four non-profit housing projects in east Toronto, providing affordable homes for families and seniors. Subsidies are available through Toronto Housing Connections, where you can apply as a Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) applicant. Go to www.housingconnections.ca to apply online or by telephone.
The four non-profit housing projects accommodate the special needs of seniors who are either unable to live on their own or who are no longer able to manage in their family home. NLH specializes in catering to the needs of seniors by connecting mature tenants to the many programs and services offered by Neighbourhood Link Support Services. With these tailored programs and services seniors can enjoy a quality of life within their community.
NLH has installed solar collector panels on the roof of three of their buildings. The energy generated by these panels assists in water-heating, resulting in lower natural gas offsets and a smaller carbon footprint in the neighbourhood.
Jean Dudley House (since January 1984)
This is a 10-bedroom rent-geared-to-income facility for seniors with 24-hour non-medical support by Neighbourhood Link Support Services staff. The residents receive personal care support and nutritious home-cooked meals, and they participate in a wide range of recreational activities that allow them to socialize and promote their well-being. Jean Dudley House is well suited to someone who is unable to fully cope with the activities of daily living or is impeded by some form of cognitive impairment.
Cecelia Murphy Building (since June 1990)
This 174-unit building has one-, two- and four-bedroom units and is a rent-geared-to-income facility for seniors as well as having market-rent apartments. Residents of Cecelia Murphy have access to Neighbourhood Link support services such as personal care, crisis intervention and assistance, friendly visiting, security checks and transportation services with escorts. Neighbourhood Link also provides congregate dining and other social and recreational activities on-site that help to keep seniors active and independent. The Cecelia Murphy Building is well suited to independent seniors.
Community Link House (since 2008)
This 25-unit apartment building is home to seniors who were previously homeless or marginally housed. This transitional housing helps residents integrate into the community and live independently and with dignity. Neighbourhood Link offers social and recreational programs to increase residents’ socialization and promote their well-being.
The Norm Houghton Complex (since September 1994)
The Kingston Road building houses independent seniors with both rent-geared-to-income and market-rent units. The building consists of 22 one-bedroom units and 22 bachelor units with sleeping alcoves. Support services are offered to any tenants in need. Sharing the same site is 11 Main Street, a 62-unit, rent-geared-to-income and market-rent building for families. Unit size ranges from bachelor to four-bedroom.
O’Connor House (since 1990)
O’Connor House is owned by Neighbourhood Link and is a 10 bedroom rent-geared-to income facility for seniors with 24-hour non-medical support by Community Care East York/Woodgreen Community Services staff. The residents receive personal care support and nutritious home-cooked meals, and they participate in a wide range of recreational activities that allows them to socialize and promote their well-being.