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Apply for Subsidized Housing

Subsidized Housing is also known as Rent-Geared-to-Income or RGI assistance, and is geared for people with low to moderate incomes, seniors and/or people with special needs. 

Who Can Apply?

You can apply for subsidized housing, if:

  • You are over 16 years old and are able to live independently.
  • All members of your household must be legal residents of Canada or refugee claimants. 
  • Your household does not owe money to a social housing provider. 
  • Your household has not misrepresented your income for purposes of RGI assistance.
  • Your household must be willing to pursue other available income including Ontario Works, support payments, employment insurance, pensions or support payments required under a sponsorship agreement.

How to Apply?

To apply for subsidized housing, you may do one of the following:

  • Pick up an application at our office located on the lower level at 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg, ON.
  • Contact us at 905-372-3329, ext. 2304, or toll free at 1-800-354-7050 to have an application mailed to you.
  • Click here to download an application.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and want to apply for Special Priority Statusclick here to download the Special Priority Package.

Where are the housing units located?

Subsidized housing units are located in Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, Colborne, Hastings, Port Hope and Warkworth. For a listing of all building locations, click here.   

When will you get housed?

Once you have submitted an application and your eligibility for subsidized housing has been confirmed, you will then be placed on a waiting list. The waiting time will vary depending on the locations you select on the application, the number of bedrooms you need, and the vacancy turnover rate. Northumberland County Housing Department does its best to provide the most accurate estimate possible.

Approximate wait times / number of years before vacancy: 

  1 bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom 
Cobourg Up to 9 years Up to 4 Years Up to 4 Years Up to 4 Years
Port Hope

Up to 8 years

Up to 4 Years Up to 4 Years Up to 4 Years
Campbellford Up to 4 years Up to 4 Years Up to 4 Years Up to 4 Years
Colborne Up to 4 years      
Brighton Up to 4 years      
Warkworth Up to 3 years       
Hastings Up to 3 years      






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