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Housing Access Peterborough manages the centralized waiting list for subsidized housing in the City and County of Peterborough. Subsidized housing, or Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) rental units, are funded by government programs and allow eligible tenants to pay reduced rental rates based on their household’s annual income.

We do this by maintaining the waiting list of people interested in Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing, and providing housing opportunities to people when they reach the top of that list. The waiting list is processed in chronological order, and calls are made to applicants as vacancies arise.

The “one stop shopping” allows applicants to apply to more than one housing provider by completing only one application form for Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) assistance.   The staff of Housing Access Peterborough is pleased to assist applicants in making selections for “area of preference” and will review housing mandates and eligibility criteria with applicants upon request.

Housing Access Peterborough aspires to provide the coordinated access services for rent-geared-to-income housing and related housing programs in Peterborough City and County in a manner that will foster the well being of applicants with respect to housing including cooperation and referrals with related service agencies and housing providers.

We invite you to learn more about us, learn more about our participating housing providers and discover resources in the community that are available.



Office Hours

Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Please note our office will be closed at 4:00pm on Fridays during July and August


What's New!

Towerhill Village - Now Smoke Free

Towerhill Village, a Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing provider who appears on the application form as a housing option, has recently decided to go Smoke-Free.

All new tenants will be required to sign tenancy agreements that include a no-smoking clause.  This means that new tenants and their visitors or guests will not be permitted to smoke tobacco in any of the rental units, on balconies or patios.

Any applicant selecting this housing provider on the application form must be prepared to abide by the non-smoking requirement.  If you are a current applicant and would like to remove this building from your selection list, please contact our office.


Housing Access Peterborough Fillable Forms

Many of our forms are now fillable on-line.  If you have access to a printer, you can complete many of our forms on the website and then print them off to submit to us.  Or you can save them to a USB stick and print them at another location.  This will hopefully make things quicker for you, the applicant, and make it easier for us to decipher your handwriting meaning fewer errors. We hope you find this helpful.


Annual Updates - Fill and Submit Online

The Annual Updates for RGI Housing are now available as a fillable form on our website.  You no longer need to print and sign them, although you may still need to submit documentation such as verification of custody, pregnancy, etc (however you can scan these or even send us a picture)  All you need to do now is type the information into the form and press the "Submit Now" button at the bottom and it will send it to us from your email program.  Depending on the type of email program you use, you may need to save the completed document to your desktop and then send it to us via an attachment

If we have your email on file, effective immediatly, this is how you will receive your annual update; so please ensure it is accurate.  If you have not provided us with your email, please contact the office to have it added to your file.


 Complete your application at the office

We can now assist you in completing your Housing Application at our office.  Our computers are set up to allow you to complete the application and print it, all with assistance as needed.

Please remember, the following documents MUST BE submitted with the application form:

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