Housing Services - Seniors Housing Program

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Housing, Land and Communities

Service Description

Eligible individuals can apply for rental housing in Seniors Housing units in 32 communities across PEI or be provided with a rent supplement benefit to help pay for private landlord owned housing in any PEI community. Rent is based on the income of the tenant.

Units are generally one-bedroom apartments with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and storage area. There are a limited number of bachelor and two-bedroom units. Heat is included in the rent. Tenant is responsible for furnishings, utilities other than heat, and tenant insurance.


PEI residents age 60 years and older or 55 years and older with a disability * Households below one or more of the adequacy, suitability, and affordability standards * Households spending 30% or more of its before-tax household income to access local housing that meets all three standards * Income must be below the following annual gross income levels to apply:

-Bachelor $25,500
-One Bedroom $36,500
-Two Bedroom $40,500
-Three or Four Bedroom $45,000
Yes * Successful applicants must pay their portion of rent, which is calculated based on 25% of their gross income from line 150 of their Notice of Assessment
How to Access:
Complete online application or submit paper application by mail or at any Housing Services office * Staff will then contact applicants to schedule an in-home interview
Documents Required:
Staff will inform applicants what documents are required for Proof of Income when they call to book the in-home interview
English * Website available in French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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