Housing Services

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There are many programs to help you with your housing. Programs are for people in the City and County of Peterborough.

Get help finding and keeping housing

Help finding housing

The Housing Resource Centre helps you find housing. Each week you can see vacancy listings to show what's available to rent. These listings are from local newspapers and other websites. Make sure you know your rights as a tenant including some helpful housing search tips. You can get help in the City and County of Peterborough.

Help keeping housing

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

If you think these funds can help you, consider the following:

  • If you are approved for funds they may issued to you directly, or to your landlord etc.
  • Expenses must be related to a recent (or upcoming) move
  • You must be forced to move for reasons beyond your control
  • You must meet the eligibility requirements
  • You will not be reimbursed for expenses you have already paid for
  • Funds are limited – contact us to see if funds are available

Are you eligible?

If your income is from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

If your income is from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

then 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 at by phone at 705-748-8830.

If you do not receive income from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

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 S. N.

Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3S1

By phone: 705-743-2272

By email: hrc@ccrc-ptbo.com

By text: 705-930-9301

 

Apply for Rent Geared-to-Income (RGI)

You can apply for rent geared-to-income (RGI) housing at Housing Access Peterborough.

You can get connected with different types of social “community” housing. The Social Housing Directory shows a snapshot of the buildings. It also lists how to apply. Some local examples include:

Apply for affordable housing

Affordable Housing

The rent in affordable housing units is at or below average market rent (AMR). Your income must be below a certain amount to be eligible. Rent is not geared-to-income, but it is 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

Canada Builds Rubidge 705-868-9759

135 Rubidge St., Peterborough

  • 4 units for families

Community Living 1-855-277-2121

732, 736 Jane St., Peterborough

  • 8 units for people with an intellectual disability

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

Maryland Place 705-741-5769

716 Maryland Ave., Peterborough

  • 23 units for seniors

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

1545 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough

  • 65 units

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services 705-742-5698

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

Peterborough Housing Corporation 705-742-0439

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

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

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 help getting a rent supplement.

Get help with home repairs and accessibility projects

The Peterborough Renovates Program is a home repair program. It helps low to moderate income homeowners afford home necessary repairs and upgrades. This can include energy and accessibility work. Your home can be in the City or County of Peterborough. To apply, call Habitat for Humanity at 705-750-1456.

Some eligible repairs include:

  • heating systems (i.e. furnace)
  • septic systems (i.e. tank and weeping bed)
  • accessibility work (i.e. ramp to make an accessible entrance)
  • structural and fire safety (i.e. cracked foundation)
  • energy efficiency work (i.e. new windows)

    How much funding is available?

    A household can receive up to $25,000 through the Peterborough Renovates Program. This could include a grant for up to $5,000 for accessibility work. The applicant must pay for any costs greater than the approved project amount.

    There are household income and house value limits.

    These loans are “forgivable” with a term of 10 years. “Forgivable” means that you do not need to pay anything as long as you continue to meet the terms in your loan agreement. All loans will be registered as either a Mortgage or a Notice on Title.

    You will be notified, in writing, when to start your project. Contractors will be paid after the entire project is complete.

    Funding is limited. Complete applications must be received by Habitat for Humanity by May 24, 2019.

    How do I apply?

    Contact Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region for an application. Habitat is the delivery agent for PRP. This means they handle all applications for the program.

    Phone: 705-750-1456 or 1-855-750-1456

    Email: kate@habitatpkr.ca

    Address: 300 Milroy Dr., Peterborough

    Additional Details

    Peterborough Renovates Program funding comes from the federal and provincial governments. The whole program is called the Investment in Affordable Housing program.

    The City of Peterborough has a contract with Habitat for Humanity to deliver the Peterborough Renovates Program. This means that staff at the Habitat office handles all applications and questions.

    If you got a loan in the past, contact Housing Services. You can email your yearly update forms and documents to housing@peterborough.ca.

Get help buying a home

The Homeownership Assistance Loan Program gives money for a down payment on a house. This program is not offered every year. It helps renters with low and moderate-incomes. There are income and asset limits set each year that the program runs. There is also a maximum purchase price for eligible houses in the City and County of Peterborough.

Other tools and tips are on CMHC's Home Buying Step by Step website.

Contact Housing Services at 702-742-7777 extension 4663 (HOME) for more information.

If you got a loan in the past, contact Housing Services. You can email your yearly update forms and documents to mailto:housing@peterborough.ca