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Get help finding and keeping housing

Housing help

The Housing Resource Centre helps you find housing in the City and County of Peterborough. Every week you can see what's available to rent in the vacancy listings. The weekly vacancy listings include rental opportunities from local newspapers and other website listings.

Some of the things you can get help with include:

  • choosing Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing options in the City and County of Peterborough
  • applying for affordable and RGI housing
  • updating your existing RGI housing application
  • viewing housing listings

Housing Stability Fund

What is the Housing Stability Fund? 

The Housing Stability Fund (HSF) helps you get or keep your housing. You can get help paying overdue bills, rent, and other housing-related costs.

If you are at risk of losing your housing and your income is low, you may be eligible. People who live in the City and County of Peterborough can apply. Some examples of eligible housing costs are:

  • Heat, hydro or rent arrears
  • Mortgage or tax arrears
  • Last month's rent
  • Beds, bed covers, mattresses and box springs
  • Emergency home repairs
  • Replacing or purchasing appliances
  • Moving or storage costs
Are you eligible? 

If your income is from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) you may be eligible to receive:

  • Up to $700 per calendar year for singles
  • Up to $900 per calendar year for couples without dependent children
  • Up to $1,300 per calendar year for families with dependent children and or dependent adults

Contact the Social Services office by phone at 705-748-8830.

If your income is not OW or ODSP, e.g. pension, employment insurance, job, etc., you may be eligible to receive:

  • Up to $1,200 per calendar year for singles
  • Up to $2,000 per calendar year for families

Contact the Housing Resource Centre

540 George Street N. Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3S1

By phone: 705-743-2272

By email: hrc@ccrc-ptbo.com 

By text: 705-930-9301

Community Housing Map

What is the Community Housing Map?
We've created an online, interactive Community Housing Map to help you learn about Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) and other affordable housing properties in the City and County of Peterborough. 
Help Guide
The Help Guide includes tips about how to use the map.

Call these affordable housing landlords to apply

Affordable housing units

The rent amount in affordable housing units is at or below average market rent (AMR). Also, your income must be below a certain amount to be eligible.

For these units, rent costs are lower than most newspaper and online listings.

Some units are only for seniors, families, or singles.

Call these landlords for more information and to apply.

Amadeo Developments 705-743-5378

Myrtle Terrace, 200 St. Luke's Ave., Peterborough

  • 60 units for singles, seniors, families, and people with special needs

CB Rubidge 705-868-9759

143 Rubidge St., Peterborough

  • 4 units for families
  • 2 units for people experiencing homelessness (assisted through the By-Name Priority List)

Community Living 1-855-277-2121

732, 736 Jane St., Peterborough

  • 8 units for people with an intellectual disability

DeafBlind Ontario 1-855-340-3267

86 Earlwood Dr. Peterborough

  • 2 units for people with deafness and blindness

ECE Living 705-749-6871

260 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough

  • 6 units for seniors

Knox Residence 

Email: knoxres@yahoo.ca

400 Wolfe St., Peterborough

  • 42 units for singles
  • Some accessible units

Moloney Property Development Corp. 705-768-5188

Argyle St. Apartments, 49 Argyle St., Peterborough

  • 16 units for seniors

Hazelbrae Place, 21 Barnardo Ave., Peterborough

  • 42 units for seniors

The Loyola, 188 Edinburgh St., Peterborough

  • 28 units for seniors

Victoria Park Apartments, 90 Murray St., Peterborough

  • 50 units for seniors, singles, and families

The Mount Community Centre 705-875-5095 

Website: www.themountpeterborough.ca

1545 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough

  • 65 units (not all built as of March 2020)

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services 705-742-5698 or 844-742-5698

721 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough

  • 11 units for self identified First Nation, Metis and Inuit community members
  • Some accessible

Otonabee Non-Profit Housing Corp. 705-295-4900

Monaghan Court, 35 Pinecrest Ave., Keene

  • 19 units for seniors

Payne-Downie 705-927-1651

342 Downie St., Peterborough

  • 4 units for families
  • 2 units for people experiencing homelessness (assisted through the By-Name Priority List)

Peterborough Housing Corporation 705-742-0439

Website: www.ptbohousingcorp.ca

Anson House, 136 Anson St., Peterborough

  • 26 units for singles and seniors

Bradburn House, 293 London St., Peterborough

  • 18 units for singles and seniors

Edinburgh Street, 220 Edinburgh St., Peterborough

  • 4 units

McRae Building, 553 Bonaccord St. Peterborough

  • 34 units (some occupied, some under construction)

River Ridge, 900 Dutton Rd., Peterborough

  • 40 units for singles, seniors, families, and special needs

Saunders Court, 130 Anson St., Peterborough

  • 30 units for singles and seniors

Trailview Terrace, 48 Rabbit St., Lakefield

  • 54 units for seniors and special needs

Woollen Mill, 526 McDonnel St., Peterborough

  • 50 units for singles, seniors, families, and special needs

Swirl in Motion 705-292-0492

Canadian Woollens, 544 McDonnel St., Peterborough

  • 4 units for singles

TVM 1-800-368-9242

TVM Tower, 212 Brock St., Peterborough

  • 11 units for singles, seniors, and special needs

TVM George Street, 406-408 George St. N, Peterborough

  • 8 units

TVM Schoolhouse, 443 Reid St., Peterborough

  • 48 units or singles, seniors, families, and special needs

TVM Terraces, 207-209 Murray St., Peterborough

  • 16 units for people with disabilities

TVM Maryland Place, 716 Maryland Ave., Peterborough

  • 23 units for seniors

YES Shelter for Youth and Families 705-748-3851

Water Street, Peterborough

  • 10 units for youth participating in the YES Shelter's RISE program

Housing terms

About housing terms

Housing terms are listed below to help you understand the rental housing options in the City and County of Peterborough.

Please note that applications for Rent-Geared-to-Income housing are through Housing Access Peterborough.

You can apply for RGI Housing or update your application online.

Affordable housing 

Affordable housing refers to units that have rents set at or below market value and household incomes below a set amount at the time that they apply. There are over 700 affordable units in Peterborough. You need to contact the landlord directly to apply.

Community Housing 
Community Housing refers to Social Housing as well as other housing options that are funded or subsidized to make them more affordable to renters.

Market rent 

Market Rent is also called Average Market Rent (AMR). It is the average cost of rent in the Peterborough area. Utilities such as heat, electricity and hot water may or may not be included in the rent amount. This statistic is collected every year by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The term “Market Rent” may refer to a slightly different amount at Social Housing sites based on the rules for that property.

Rent supplements 
Rent supplements are payments that bridge the gap between what a household can afford to pay and what the actual market rent is. The rent supplements listed in the Community Housing Map and on the Housing Application all have agreements with the landlords and are for specific housing units.
RGI, Rent-Geared-to-Income 
A housing unit where the amount of rent is calculated based on household income and is affordable to the household. The rules for how to calculate what the RGI amount is are detailed in the Housing Services Act (HSA). Many Community Housing Providers offer a mix of RGI units as well as other units with rents at or below market value.

Social Housing

Social Housing is a term used to describe Housing Providers that are listed in the Housing Services Act. Most of these Housing Providers offer RGI housing. The Centralized Wait List is for most of these RGI units. Many Housing Providers also have market rent units available that are not filled through the Centralized Wait List. There are 1,833 Social Housing units in Peterborough City and County.

Map of Housing Zones

Housing Zones in the City and County of Peterborough

Two maps are included below to help you understand the areas of the City and County of Peterborough that Social Housing and affordable housing units are located.

Rent supplements 

Rent supplements

Rent supplements are another way to lower the amount of rent you pay. It is a monthly payment to your landlord. It can bridge the gap between what you can afford to pay and what the rent actually is. Call the Housing Resource Centre at 705-743-2272 for more information about rent supplements.