If you, or someone you know, would like information about affordable housing options in Northumberland, Housing Services can help.
Housing Services administers and funds subsidized housing (also known as Rent-Geared-to-Income or RGI assistance) for people with low to moderate incomes, seniors and/or people with special needs. RGI assistance generally ensures that a household pays no more than 30% of its gross monthly income on rent. If at any time, the household monthly income changes, the rent will also change.
Subsidized housing units are located in Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, Colborne, Hastings, Port Hope and Warkworth. And there are several different types of subsidized housing units:
Housing Services manages a centralized wait list that is used to fill all subsidized housing units throughout the County based on date of application.
Housing Services also has established rent supplement agreements with some private landlords whereby eligible applicants from the centralized wait list may be offered accommodation in their privately owned buildings.
Housing Services is also responsible for the delivery of federal, provincial and/or municipal funding for the creation of new affordable housing for low to moderate income households in Northumberland County.