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 We offer housing and homelessness supports and services for residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton.

Housing Help

Housing Help provides assistance with finding a home, preventing eviction and homeowner assistance.

KLH Housing Corporation

KLH Housing Corporation is a housing provider that serves Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton. We are continuously building new units and have a wide range of apartment choices.

Homelessness Coordinated Response Team

The Homelessness Coordinated Response Team (HCRT) of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton is made up of agencies who work together to help people experiencing homelessness find and keep permanent, affordable housing.

If you are facing homelessness you can be connected to the following assessment agencies, in order to complete a vulnerability assessment:

If an individual or family is assessed and is eligible to be added to the HCRT Priority List then the above agencies will complete a HCRT Addition Form.

The HCRT Priority List aims to match homeless individuals and families to housing and support services based on their unique needs. People identified as being at the greatest risk are offered available housing and supports first. When housing options are not readily available, the Priority List can identify eligible people and link them to extra supports to help keep people safe while looking for housing solutions.

Financially Assisted Housing

Financially Assisted Housing provides eligible households with safe, affordable housing throughout communities in Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton.

20,000 Homes

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As a participant in the Canadian Alliance To End Homelessness 20,000 Homes Campaign we are committed to ending chronic homelessness and look to house the most vulnerable individuals and families in Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton by 2020.

The City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton participated in Ontario’s homeless enumeration, the first province-wide count of its kind in Canada during 2018. During the week of May 28-June 1, 2018 trained volunteers surveyed single adults, youth and families experiencing homelessness in our communities and gathered information on their health and social needs. Those surveyed will be prioritized for housing and appropriate support services based on their needs.

During our 2018 Registry Week 60 individuals and 15 families were identified as homeless. Read the Registry Week Report for more information.

Additional reports relating to the Registry Week and homelessness system capacity can be found below (email Housing Help to obtain this information in an alternate version):

Previous Reports:

10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan

We are implementing a 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The Plan establishes priorities for housing and homelessness services based on targeted consultations and research.

The Plan enables the City to:

  • create a long-term community vision of shared goals, agreed upon priorities and strategies for a continuum of housing and homelessness services
  • improve access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing
  • coordinate and integrate housing and homelessness services to assist families and individuals
  • assist in determination of housing and homelessness funding including but not limited to priorities and processes
  • prepare for future senior government funding and partnership opportunities
  • make recommendations on the process and structure of service delivery within the Corporation and with the City's delivery partners

The plan includes a three-year Action Plan that focuses on the most immediate phase of detailed activities to affect change and maximize service improvements and funding efficiencies.

Documents associated with the 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan include:

The following documents are available upon request, please contact Housing Help to recieve a copy:

  • Project Definition Document
  • City of Kawartha Lakes Housing Needs Study
  • Haliburton County Housing Needs Study
  • 2006 Kawartha Lakes Housing Strategy
  • 2006 Kawartha Lakes Housing Strategy - Background Report: Housing Need and Demand and Housing Supply Analysis
  • Housing Today - Awareness Publication
 Affordable housing framework
The Affordable Housing Framework will serve as a guiding document, with the aim of ensuring that there are sufficient housing options in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton to meet the full spectrum of needs found in the community. It will guide the development of affordable housing projects within the broader region.

Documents associated with the Affordable Housing Framework include:

Contact Us

Housing Help
Kawartha Lakes Office
Suite 1
37 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay ON K9V 2L9

County of Haliburton Office
Unit 8
49 Maple Avenue, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
PO Box 728
Telephone: 705-878-9367
Toll Free: 1-844-878-9367
E-Mail Housing Help