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 establishes new targets to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2025 and to build more affordable 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. Visit our emergency shelter page to find available shelter services for men, women, youth and families, as well as an overnight drop-in space.

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 establishes targets for ending chronic homelessness and building more affordable 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

Our goal is to end chronic homelessness in our community by December 31, 2025. Learn about Housing First, the By-Name Priority List and Built-for-Zero initiatives.


Social Services provides outreach services throughout the week to various city parks and responds to community concerns as soon as possible. 

Modular Bridge Housing community

As part of our enhanced homelessness services plan, a Modular Bridge Housing community will include 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.

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