Housing Assistance

Help may be available for families and seniors who need affordable homes.

Family Housing Program

Is your family having trouble affording your current cost of living? The Family Housing Program may be able to help you.

How are tenants selected?

You will be chosen based on your current situation. This includes your housing conditions, income, cost of housing, family size, health, and any special circumstances. Local housing boards select tenants based on availability of a unit suitable to your family's need.

What rent is charged?

Most families pay 25 per cent of their income for rent.

Where is family housing located?

Apartments are located in Alberton, Charlottetown, Georgetown, Montague, Mt. Stewart, O'Leary, Souris, Summerside and Tignish.

For more information, download the Family Housing Program brochure.

Seniors Housing Program

Are you a senior who has trouble affording your current cost of living? Many seniors find that their housing needs change over time. You may find your income is less than in earlier years or you may find it more difficult to maintain your home. If this sounds like you, we may be able to help.

How are tenants selected?

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • Aged 60 and older, or
  • 55 and older and have a disability.

You will be chosen based on your income, assets, health, age and present housing.

What rent is charged?

Rent is 25 per cent of your income.

For more information and for a printed application, download the Seniors Housing Program brochure.

Where is seniors housing located?

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Contact Information

Keith Peters
Housing Services Manager
Telephone: (902) 368-5771
Email: kjpeters@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
April 21, 2017
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General Inquiries

Department of Family and Human Services
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740