Moving: Available Help and Resources

Last updated September 29, 2023
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Do you need to leave your home, but don’t know where to go? Are you in danger of losing your home? The city offers support to low-income households that are at risk or about to lose their home. Call 311.

During the peak moving period, Montréal offers various kinds of assistance, such as help in finding housing, temporary accommodations and storage, and referrals to various assistance services.

Priority is given to low-income families. To find out whether you’re eligible for these services, call 311. If you’re not eligible, you will be redirected to the right resources.

Useful resources

In addition to help provided by the city, several public services and organizations are there to support you. Here are some of them:

Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM)

  • Housing search tool by number of rooms and according to your budget

Visit their website

211 Greater Montréal

  • Assistance for homeless people
  • Assistance for new arrivals
  • Social and community resources for all types of needs
  • Multilingual assistance in 200 languages

Call 211 or visit their website

Info-Santé 811

  • Physical and mental health problems

Call 811 or visit their website

Housing committees

  • Tenants’ rights advocates

The Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU)
Call 514-522-1010 or visit their website (in French)

The Regroupement des comités logement et associations de locataires du Québec (RCLALQ)
Call 514-521-7114 or visit their website (in French)

 The Tribunal administratif du logement or TAL (formerly the Régie du logement)

  • Information and recourse with respect to the rights and obligations of residential leases

Call 514-873-2245 or visit their website

Shelter Allowance Program

  • Government financial assistance of up to $170 per month to help low-income households pay their rent

For more details, visit this web page