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Housing Division

National Housing Day event - Registration is now closed.

Registration for the 2017 National Housing Day event is now closed.

The event is planned as a partnership between the City of Peterborough, the Affordable Housing Action Committee and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. On November 23, 2017 registered attendees will hear about "How Housing Helps". A reminder with details about parking and entrance to the meeting room will be sent by email before the event.

Together we will be:

  • Celebrating how housing helps people in the City and County of Peterborough;
  • Recognizing local housing challenges and strengths;
  • Hearing firsthand how housing helped and why it's so important; and
  • Learning more from the Federal government about housing.

For more information, contact Sandy Woodhouse at 705-742-7777 extension 1492 or by email at

Housing is Fundamental 2017

The 2017 edition of Housing is Fundamental is now available!

Affordable and Social Housing in Peterborough (city and county)

The 2017 Affordable Housing brochure has basic information about the various buildings. You can call the landlords at the phone numbers listed to ask questions and to request an application.

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.

Progress Report 2016 

10 Year Homelessness Plan Logo

The Progress Report 2016 is now available. A progress report is made each year since the beginning of the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Peterborough in 2014. You can read about progress made in 2016 towards reaching the outcomes in the plan.

Check out for more information. 


Homeownership Assistance Loan Program
- UPDATE: No longer accepting Step 1 Applications 

Please note that Step 1 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 

The Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP) assists 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.

The Program Backgrounder and other 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

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


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)


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."