Low income residents of Peterborough City and County may be eligible for emergency financial assistance to help find or keep housing. Eligible expenses include last month's rent, utility deposits, and rent and utility arrears. Other housing-related expenses may be considered, such as moving and storage, or emergency needs for people who are homeless.
Funds are limited and subject to availability. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and provide verification of all information, including income, housing costs and other expenses.
Applicants must access all other sources of funding (Ontario Works, ODSP, other charitable funds) before applying for homelessness prevention funds. If applicants owe more than the fund can pay, they may be asked to make partial payment to the HRC before amounts from the fund are paid.
Fund payments are made directly to landlords, utilities or other service providers. All funds are provided as charitable grants and are not counted as extra income for people on social assistance.
For more information or to apply for assistance, please call the Housing Resource Centre at (705) 743-2272.