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Peterborough & Area

Housing Access Peterborough manages the centralized waiting list for subsidized housing in the City and County of Peterborough. Subsidized housing, or Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) rental units, are funded by government programs and allow eligible tenants to pay reduced rental rates based on their household's annual income. Besides the city of Peterborough, this program also provides housing in: Young's Point, Lakefield, Havelock, Norwood, Keene and Millbrook. (source)


Eligibility Requirements

Those who are eligible to apply are:

Each person on the application form must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant, with no deportation order, departure order or exclusion order

At least one applicant on the application form must be 16 years of age or older

No person on the application form can owe money/arrears to a social housing provider in Ontario, unless there is a valid repayment schedule in place

Must not have been convicted of an offense related to Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) in the last 2 years

If you own a house, you must agree to sell within 6 months of being housed

Applicants must be able to live independently and/or make own arrangements for supportive services

Must pursue and apply for all forms of eligible income

Must provide all required verification

How do I apply?

Fill out this form and return it to:

526 McDonnel Street,

Office Suite Peterborough,

ON K9H 0A6 Mon.

-Fri. 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.



Is there Special Needs Housing?

There are a number of units that have been modified to accommodate people with disabilities. These modifications may include wheelchair/scooter accessibility, building architecture including the design and shape of rooms and size of doorways, and physical features such as doors, doorknobs and windows. Information about these Modified Accessible Units is available in the listings and descriptions of Housing Providers.

How long is the wait list?

Wait times vary with the number of bedrooms applied for based on supply and demand.

Approximate wait times are as follows:

Bachelor 10 Years

1 Bedroom - Senior 2-3 Years

1 Bedroom - Non-Senior 5-10 Years

2 Bedroom 3-5 Years

3 Bedroom 2 Years

4 Bedroom 3-4 Years

5 Bedroom 3-4 Years

Rural (County) 1-3 Years

Additional Information

For additional information and contact numbers please visit this website.