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.

Do I qualify?

You can apply for RGI housing if:

  • You are over 16 years old
  • Your household income is below the annual Household Income Limits
  • 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?

There is a long wait list for RGI units in Northumberland.  Most people need to find their own rental housing in the private market while they are on the waitlist.  You must apply for RGI housing to be placed on the waitlist.

You can apply in any of the following ways:

  • Download and complete a fillable PDF version of the application form
  • 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

If you require modifications to your unit, such as no stairs or wheelchair accessible, you must complete the limitations assessment form.

You may be eligible for Special Priority on the waitlist if:

  • You are or have been a victim of human trafficking.
  • You are living with someone who is abusing you or your children.
  • You recently stopped living with someone who was abusing you or your children.
  • Your immigration sponsor is abusing you or your children.
  • You must be willing to live apart from this person forever.

You must give us proof of the abuse from someone that is working with you professionally.  We also need proof that you live with or used to live with the person who is abusing you.  

You can apply for Special Priority by downloading and completing the application form

Please note that you must complete both the Special Priority application and the RGI application.

Where are the RGI units located?

 Municipality of Brighton

Francis Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
2 Francis Street, Brighton
1 bedroom apartments
Couples, singles, seniors 

Midland Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
12A Meade Street, Brighton
1 bedroom apartments
Seniors (50+)

Midland Court II
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
12 Meade Street, Brighton
1 bedroom apartments
Seniors (50+)

 Town of Cobourg

Elgin Estates
Cobourg Non-Profit Housing Corporation
330 Alexandria Drive, Cobourg
2 and 3 bedroom townhouses
Families

Elgin Street
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
265-327 Elgin Street East, Cobourg
2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses
Families

Halcyon Place
Northumberland Supportive Non-Profit Housing Corporation
580 Courthouse Road, Cobourg
1 and 2 bedroom apartments
Seniors

Sutherland Place
Sutherland Place Co-operative Homes Inc.
199A Sutherland Crescent, Cobourg
1 and 2 bedroom apartments; 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses
Families, singles, seniors 

Trinity Place
Trinity Place Housing Corporation
25 James Street East, Cobourg
1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
Families, singles, seniors

Windermere
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
330 King Street East, Cobourg
1 bedroom apartments
Couples, singles, seniors

 Township of Cramahe

Maple Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
8 King Street West, Colborne
1 bedroom apartments
Seniors (50+)

Percy Manor
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
6 Percy Street, Colborne
1 bedroom apartments; one 2 bedroom apartment
Seniors (50+)

 Municipality of Port Hope

Fairview Estates
Port Hope Non-Profit Housing Corporation
61 McCaul Street, Port Hope
2 and 3 bedroom townhouses
Families

Holland Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
24 Queen Street, Port Hope
1 bedroom apartments
Seniors

Rose Glen Woods
Port Hope Non-Profit Housing Corporation
144 Rose Glen Road, Port Hope
1 and 2 bedroom apartments; 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses
Families, singles, seniors

Scriven Boulevard
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
7 Scriven Boulevard, Port Hope
2 and 3 bedroom townhouses
Families

Wellington Place
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
41 Wellington Street, Port Hope
2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses
Families

Wellington Manor
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
43 Wellington Street, Port Hope
1 bedroom apartments
Couples, singles, seniors

Wellington Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
45 Wellington Street, Port Hope
1 bedroom apartments
Seniors

 Municipality of Trent Hills

Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge
174 Oliver Road, Campbellford
1 and 2 bedroom apartments
Seniors and supportive housing

Kinlee Terrace
Campbellford Non-Profit Housing Inc.
224 First Street, Campbellford
2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses
Families

Mill Creek Manor
Percy Township Non-Profit Housing Corporation
140 Church Street, Warkworth
1 and 2 bedroom apartments
Seniors

Sunrise Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
111 Front Street South, Campbellford
1 bedroom apartments
Seniors

Sunset Court
Northumberland County Housing Corporation
112 Front Street South, Campbellford
1 bedroom apartments
Couples, singles, seniors

Victoria Place
Hastings Housing Corporation
96 Victoria Street, Hastings
1 and 2 bedroom apartments
Seniors