Subsidized Housing

If you have low to moderate income, you can apply for one of Northumberland County's Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) units. There are also spaces for seniors and people requiring wheelchair modified units.

RGI assistance makes sure that a person or family does not pay more than 30% of its gross monthly income on rent.

There are RGI units in Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, Colborne, Hastings, Port Hope and Warkworth.

If you are eligible, your name will go on a waiting list when you apply. The waiting time will depend on the locations you picked on your application, the number of bedrooms you need and the turnover rate.

Who can apply?

You can apply for RGI housing if:

  • You are over 16 years old
  • Everyone in your household is a legal resident of Canada or refugee claimant
  • You do not owe money to a social housing provider
  • You have not misrepresented your income for the purpose of RGI eligibility

How do I apply?

Apply in any of the following ways:

  • Pick up an application from our office at 555 Courthouse Road in Cobourg
  • Call us at 905-372-3329 or 1-800-354-7050 to have us mail you an application