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Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

The City of Kawartha Lakes offers Housing Help assistance [subsidized housing] to residents in the County of Haliburton which includes: Haliburton, Minden, Wilberforce; and the City of Kawartha Lakes which includes: Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, and Lindsay. (source)


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

Applicants must be Canadian citizens OR have (or applied for) Permanent Resident Status in Canada, OR be a Refugee Claimant

At least one member of the household must be 16 years or older. No one listed on the Application owes other housing provider arrears of rent or damages. Satisfactory arrangements for repayment must be made prior to being placed on the waiting list.

No one listed on the Application has been convicted (within the last two years) of a crime under the Criminal Code in regards to receipt of Rental Assistance.

Your Household’s Income cannot be greater than the Provincial Household Income Limits.

Homeowners must agree in writing to sell their property within six months of accepting housing.

Applicants must be able to live independently or demonstrate that support services will be provided. “an individual is able to live independently if he or she can carry out the normal essential activities of day-to-day living, either on his or her own or with the aid of support services that the individual demonstrates will be provided when required..” O.Reg. 367 Section 24 (2)

How do I apply?

Fill out the application either online or download a copy and mail, phone or fax it to:

322 Kent Street West,

P.O. Box 2600

Lindsay, Ontario

K9V 4S7

Tel: (705) 324-6401,1 800-463-4120

Fax: (705) 324-0428

Is there Special Needs Housing?

Yes, Special Needs Housing means a unit that is occupied by or is made available for occupancy by a household having one or more individuals who require accessibility modifications or provincially-funded support services in order to live independently in the community. For more information about Special Needs Housing in this region visit this page.

How long is the wait list?

There is no way to predict how long you will be on the waiting list. There is no emergency housing so it may take up to several years before you are offered a place to live. The wait depends on where you want to live and how many people move out of that building. The priorities identified above will be housed first.

Additional Information

For additional information and contact numbers please visit this website.