Housing and Shelter

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Peterborough Social Services helps people with housing needs, including people who are experiencing homelessness.

If you need emergency housing there is help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Housing Services can help you if you rent or own your home, or if you need help buying a home. You can get help finding housing with the help of the Housing Resource Centre. You can also apply for the Housing Stability Fund to help you keep your housing. If you are not currently getting social assistance, call the Housing Resource Centre at 705-743-2272. If you are receive social assistance, ask for help at the Social Services office at 705-748-8830. You can apply for Rent-Geared-to-Income housing at Housing Access Peterborough (HAP) and contact other affordable housing landlords to apply for more options.

The 2019 Community Housing Guide and Directives are now available online.

Find out how we are striving to end homelessness through programs and research.

The 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan is being updated this year. Building affordable housing and using a “Housing First” approach to helping people are top priorities. Community partners help deliver supports and services that make a difference in peoples' lives.