The HRC Fund can help with:
Low income tenants in Peterborough City and County who do NOT live in rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing and owe rent arrears to their landlord may apply to the Rent Bank.
The Rent Bank is funded by the Province of Ontario and administered according to provincial guidelines. Income criteria are based on Household Income Limits for Peterborough City and County.
Low income customers of Peterborough Utilities Services (PUS) may apply for FUSE if they are at risk of losing their hydro or need help to restore service. FUSE funds can be used for PUS utility arrears and security deposits.
Assistance may be available to individuals or families a maximum of once per year except in extraordinary circumstances. Maximum levels of assistance may vary according to availability of funds.
The PUS may give grace periods (temporary delay of disconnection) to applicants while HRC processes applications. Grace periods may be refused based on payment history and amount of arrears. They may be suspended without notice to the customer at the sole discretion of PUS.
The Winter Warmth Fund enables low income households to avoid losing heat and warmth during the cold winter months. Services provided include financial assistance for bill/arrears payments, information and referral, supportive counselling and crisis intervention.
The Winter Warmth fund is available from Dec 1-May 31 with a grant of $500 maximum per utility.
Applicants are only eligible for Winter Warmth assistance once per year.
The Housing Resource Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, Reducing Rural Poverty and Homelessness. The goal of this program is to provide low cost outreach and equal access to our services for those who may find it difficult to leave their surroundings or travel to our location in Peterborough.
The Housing Resource Centre has outreach centres located across the county that provide free access to phones, fax, computers and webcams to allow face to face contact with housing counsellors.
Apsley: Township of North Kawartha Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley ON
Buckhorn: Galway-Cavendish & Harvey Township Public Library, 5 George Street, Buckhorn ON
Havelock: TEACH Centre, 5 George St W, Havelock ON