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Housing Division

National Housing Strategy

Image result for national housing strategy canadaThe government of Canada has developed a National Housing Strategy. Updates from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) are online via Twitter www.twitter.com/CMHC_ca. The National Housing Strategy website is titled "A Place to Call Home", www.placetocallhome.ca

 

Affordable and Social Housing in Peterborough (city and county)

Affordable Housing: The 2017 Affordable Housing brochure has basic information about the various buildings in the city and county of Peterborough. Call the landlords at the phone numbers listed in the brochure for information and to apply. The monthly rent cost may vary; ask each landlord for details. 

Social Housing: Applications for social housing are handled by Housing Access Peterborough (HAP). You can apply to more than one (1) location through the same application form. Staff at HAP manage the wait list and can help you with your questions. Social housing is sometimes called rent geared-to-income (RGI) housing.

 

10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Peterborough

10 Year Homelessness Plan Logo

The 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for the city and county of Peterborough was released in 2014. In consultation with community members, both short- and longer-term commitments were developed. The goals, also referred to as "outcomes", are connected to each of the 20 commitments of the plan.

Reports are prepared each year to report on the progress made towards meeting the goals. The most recent is the 2016 Progress Report. It is available online and in print format from City Hall.

Check out www.peterborough.ca/HousingandHomelessnessPlan for more information. 

 

Housing is Fundamental 2017

The 2017 edition of Housing is Fundamental is now available. 

 

Homeownership Assistance Loan Program - Not currently accepting Applications 

Applications for the Homeownership Assistance Loan Program are no longer being accepted.

This program helps eligible renters buy a home in the City or County of Peterborough. The Housing Division's Programs and Initiatives website provides more information. Please be advised that funds are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible renters.

 

Peterborough Renovates Program - Contact Habitat for Humanity 705-750-1456

The Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP) helps low to moderate income homeowners with necessary repairs. This includes accessibility and efficiency upgrades. If you live in the City or County of Peterborough you can get an application from Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region's office.

Read the Program Backgrounder for important information about the program. More details are available on the Housing Division's Programs and Initiatives website.

Program funding begins in April of each year and is delivered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants, while funding is available. When no funding is available, applicants will be placed on a waiting list (some exceptions may apply). The details are outlined in the Peterborough Renovates Program Guidelines document.

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region
Phone 705-750-1456 or toll free 1-855-750-1456
Email

louise@habitatpkr.ca

Hours Monday to Friday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. 
Street Address
550 Braidwood Avenue Peterborough
Website

http://www.habitatpeterborough.ca/programs/peterborough-renovates/

 

Havelock Hub - Now Open!

Housing help is now available in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen. The Havelock Hub can offer help with the following:

  • housing
  • credit counselling
  • legal services
  • employment assistance
  • Ontario Energy Support Program applications 
  • personal counselling

The Havelock Hub is an umbrella group of several community organizations and social service agencies. More information is available through this brochure.

Havelock Hub - Community Services Centre
 Phone 705-778-7272 
 Hours Please call to confirm Monday to Friday hours
 Street Address  75 Concession Street, Havelock (in the Havelock Medical Centre building)
 Website  www.facebook.com/HavelockHub 

 

ONPHA Innovation in Housing Stability

 

CMHC Project Profiles

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) developed the following affordable housing Project Profiles:

 

The Housing Division:

  • sustains and enhances its portfolio of subsidized housing;
  • promotes options to increase the supply of affordable housing; and
  • supports community planning for housing and related services.