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Important information for RGI applicants through HAP

We've created an online, interactive Community Housing Map to help you learn about Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) and other affordable properties in the City and County of Peterborough. If you have applied for RGI housing and are on the wait list, please contact Housing Access Peterborough (HAP) at 705-742-0439 extension 229.

Beginning July 1, 2020 there are changes happening to the wait list. We are asking all applicants to review and update their housing application selections. Current applicants on the wait list will receive a letter that provides more detail, as well as an invitation to the Information Sessions on May 6 and May 7, 2020.

Housing and Homelessness Services

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

Emergency Housing

Emergency housing help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) and Affordable Housing

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.

Housing Help Centre

The Housing Resource Centre (HRC) has staff to help you find a home to rent.  Also, if you have rent arrears, hydro arrears or other housing-related bills you can't pay, call 705-743-2272 and ask HRC staff about the Housing Stability Fund. If you receive social assistance, contact the Social Services office at 705-748-8830.

Housing and Homelessness Plan

The 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan was updated in 2019 for release in 2020.  Council and members of the public can read it soon. Building affordable housing and using a “Housing First” approach to helping people are top priorities. We are committed to ending chronic homelessness by the end of 2025. We are striving to end homelessness through research and programs that help people in our community. We appreciate the community partners that help deliver supports and services that make a difference in peoples' lives.

The 2 Goals are:

  • Ending Homelessness and Staying Housed; and
  • Build Housing