Seniors Housing

Senior Island residents without adequate housing or having increasing difficulty maintaining their home due to low income, poor housing conditions, or other special circumstances that restricts their independence may be eligible for rental assistance through the Seniors Housing Program.  Applicants age 60 years and over, or age 55 years and over if living with a disability, needing housing may be approved for:

  • Government-owned housing: Bachelor, one-bedroom, and a limited number of two-bedroom units are equipped with essential appliances and some units are designed to accommodate persons with a disability. Most tenants pay 25% of their household income for rent. The program covers heating costs and provides ongoing maintenance. Tenants are responsible for their household furnishing, day-to-day housekeeping, tenant’s insurance and costs for electricity, TV, phone and internet services.  Tenants must arrange for electricity hook up.
  • Landlord-owned housing: Rent supplement to assist with the cost of rent in privately owned units in the community.  

Am I eligible for senior’s housing?

Your eligibility for senior’s housing will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • Number of dependents living with you;
  • Annual household income (see income-threshold table below);
  • Ration of housing cost to income, i.e. spending 30% or more of household income for suitable housing
  • Condition of your current dwelling;
  • Other factors, including health status of family members and the availability of a unit suitable to your family’s need.
    Income thresholds used to assess family housing eligibility
    Annual Household Income (before tax) Family Housing Unit Size
    $25,500.00 Bachelor
    $36,500.00 One Bedroom
    $40,500.00 Two Bedroom
    $45,000.00 Three and Four Bedroom
    • As of April 1, 2023

    What do I need to apply?

    Complete the online form below or the form included on the Seniors Housing Application brochure.

    You may be asked to provide:

    • Identity and contact details
    • Personal information for you and your spouse (if applicable) including:
      • Date of Birth;
      • Social Insurance Number;
      • PEI Health Card Number; and
      • Household income information.

    Once you submit your completed application, a Housing Services representative will contact you to schedule an appointment. Please have the following income and expense documents available for review at your appointment:

    • Recent CRA Notice of Assessment & Tax summary;
    • Documents to confirm current residence (valid PEI driver licence, utility bills with address, lease agreement) 
    • Verification of heat/electricity expenses
    • Other income documents, if applicable, such as pay stubs, pension verification, property tax insurance statements

    Who do I contact about Seniors Housing?

    Contact the Housing Office in your region:

    120 Heather Moyse Drive 
    Summerside, P.E.I. 
    C1N 5L2 
    Telephone: 902-888-8436 

    161 St. Peters Road 
    P.O. Box 2000 Charlottetown, P.E.I. 
    C1A 7N8 
    Telephone: 902-368-5770

    41 Wood Islands Road 
    P.O. Box 1500 Montague, P.E.I. 
    C0A 1RO 
    Telephone: 902-838-0796 

    15 Green Street 
    P.O. Box 550 Souris, P.E.I. 
    C0A 2B0 
    Telephone: 902-687-7098 

    Housing Projects are constructed and operated through a cooperative agreement with the Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island and the Prince Edward Island Housing Corporation.

    Housing, Land and Communities

    General Inquiries

    Department of Housing, Land and Communities
    2nd Shaw North
    95 Rochford Street
    Charlottetown, PE C1A 3T5

    Phone: 902-218-8569