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Applications now open for new affordable housing spaces

June 22, 2023

The Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Corporation (PECAHC) has opened applications for housing in Wellington and Picton.

PECAHC is developing two properties, which will provide 52 units of affordable housing for occupancy by 2024.

In Wellington, PECAHC is constructing a 36-unit multi-residential building on the site of the former Wellington Arena (230 Niles Street). The development will include a mix of of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as four townhomes with three bedrooms each.

In Picton, PECAHC is erecting a 12-unit multi-residential modular building on Disraeli Street. The building will include six bachelor and six one-bedroom unit.

Rents for the housing will range from $620 for a bachelor unit to $1,200 for a three-bedroom unit.

PECAHC invites County residents to apply for these units. Three criteria will be used to review applications:

  • Housing status: Whether the applicant currently has housing, how affordable the housing is, and if the housing is permanent or temporary.
  • Income: Must match the income ranges for the particular unit requested, as set by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
  • Residency: The application is open to County residents, as well as applicants who previously resided in the County and still work in the County. The application is also open to people who want to relocate to the County to care for a current County resident who needs assistance living at home.

PECAHC will offer public information sessions to help people complete their applications:

  • Tuesday, June 27, 1 pm, Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library, (208 Picton Main Street)
  • Thursday June 29, 10:30 am, Consecon Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library (211 County Road 29)
  • Thursday, June 29, 1 pm, Wellington Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library (261 Wellington Main Street)

A session specifically for seniors will be held at Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, on Thursday, July 20 at 1 pm.

The application is available online. Click here to access. Print applications are available at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street).

If you have questions or concerns, contact 613.476.2148 extension 1529 or apply@pecahc.ca.

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