Housing and Shelter

family sitting on a couch

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

The City of Peterborough is responsible for housing and homelessness in the City and County of Peterborough.

The Housing and Homelessness Plan includes targets to build more housing people can afford and to help people find and keep housing.

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Emergency Shelter

Emergency shelters can provide a temporary place to sleep if you do not have any other place to stay. The emergency shelter page includes information about local shelter services and an overnight program.

Housing Access Peterborough

HAP manages the Centralized Wait List for Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing in the City and County of Peterborough. 

Affordable housing rental help

Learn about the Housing Resource Centre, Housing Stability Fund, and landlords that offer affordable housing rentals.

Homeowner help

Funding is limited to help homeowners afford repairs or upgrades and to help renters purchase a home.

Building Housing

Through the Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan, we provide financial incentives to stimulate the construction of affordable housing in our community.

Housing and Homelessness Plan

The City's 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan includes targets to build more housing people can afford and to help people find and keep housing. Annual progress updates are also available.

Reference for Housing Providers

The Community Housing Guide and Directives help guide the work of Community Housing providers in the City and County of Peterborough.

Homelessness Prevention

Learn about Housing First, Coordinated Access, By-Name Data and Built-for-Zero initiatives.


Social Services provides outreach services to people staying at the local emergency shelters and the Modular Bridge Housing community. 

Modular Bridge Housing community

As part of our enhanced homelessness services plan, a Modular Bridge Housing community includes 50 individual units on a City property on Wolfe Street to provide another housing option for people experiencing homelessness.

The initiative includes 24/7 support on site and a service hub where community partner agencies can connect with and provide services to the individuals living in the Modular Bridge Housing community.

City representatives and community partner agencies participated in a Built for Zero meeting to talk about the Modular Bridge Housing Community, how the project was planned and implemented, along with early impressions after the first few months of operating.

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