With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Apply for Rental Support for Families and People Experiencing Disabilities

The Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement (SRHS) is a monthly payment that helps families with low-to-moderate income, and individuals with disabilities, access quality and affordable rental housing. The supplement is made up of two benefits:

  1. The Family Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for families with low-to-moderate income who have children under the age of 18 to help pay their household rental costs.

  2. The Disability Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for low-to-moderate income single individuals, families, and couples without children who have supports in their household to accommodate a physical or cognitive disability-related need.
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1. Benefits

Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement benefits are calculated on:

  • the total gross income (total income before deductions) your family received in the previous month;
  • the size of your family;
  • the location of your accommodation (city, town, etc.);
  • the amount of rent paid; and
  • the assessed need for disability housing supports.

Maximum Supplement Rates

 

Communities A

Communities B 

Communities C 

Communities D

Family Type  Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Single
Childless Couple
-
-
$262
$336
-
-
$231
$286
-
-
 $207
$257
-
-
 $186
$203

 Families
 
 




 
 1-2 Children
 3-4 Children
 5+ Children
 $305
$331
$364
 $102
$110
$121
$253
$279
$310
$ 84
$ 93
$103
$241
$269
$296
$ 80
$ 90
$ 99
$184
$206
$239
$ 61
$ 69
$ 80

Communities A
Regina, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Estevan, Allan, Asquith, Balgonie, Belle Plaine, Bradwell, Buena Vista, Clavet, Colonsay, Dalmeny, Delisle, Disley, Dundurn, Edenwold, Elstow, Grand Coulee, Langham, Lumsden, Lumsden Beach, Martensville, Meacham, Osler, Pense, Pilot Butte, Regina Beach, Shields, Thode, Vanscoy, Warman, White City.

Communities B
Prince Albert, La Ronge, Yorkton, Melville, Weyburn, LaLoche, Kindersley, Rosetown, Creighton, Macklin

Communities C
Moose Jaw, Swift Current, North Battleford, Battleford, Melfort, Nipawin, Fort Qu’Appelle, Humboldt, Meadow Lake, Watrous

Communities D
All other towns and rural areas

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2. Eligibility

To be eligible for SRHS you must:

  • pay a monthly rental amount for your accommodations;
  • have children under the age of 18 years or have recognized disability supports in your home; and
  • live in a home that meets certain minimum health and safety criteria.

The following accommodations are not eligible for SRHS:

  • individuals and families who own their homes;
  • room and board arrangements;
  • any home or facility that provides both accommodation and some degree of supervision – this includes such places as an approved group home, a facility operated by a regional health authority, a personal care home, a private-service home or a residential service facility; and
  • communal living arrangements.

Examples of recognized disability-related housing supports include: 

  • accessibility supports such as ramps, elevators, street level entrances and widened doorways or hallways;
  • location supports such as your home being located close to services and supports that are used on a regular basis; and
  • other physical supports such as audio or visual alarms, intercoms, grab bars, bath lifts, lowered counters or permission to keep a service animal.

Health and Safety Self Assessment

In order to receive the supplement, your home must meet certain minimum health and safety requirements. If you feel that your home does not meet minimum standards you may consider moving to a different home that meets the health and safety requirements or request that the landlord make the required repairs/modifications.

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3. How to apply

Applying by Phone

If you live in Regina, you can apply by calling a Client Service Specialist at 306-787-4723.  If you live outside Regina, you can call toll free at 1-888-488-6385.  Client Service Specialists are available to speak with you Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You will need to provide your Client Service Specialist with the following information:

  • your account number; or

  • your health services number (the number on your health card); and

  • your password.* 

* The Client Service Centre will assign an account number to your file, and will have you choose a password. This ensures your SRHS account is kept strictly confidential.

Applying by Paper

You may obtain a copy of the application and guide from the Ministry’s website or from any Income Assistance Service Centre. Completed applications may be submitted to the service centres, or may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 2405 Station Main
Regina, SK S4P 4L7

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4. Apply

Contact the Client Service Centre to complete a pre-assessment:

  • If you live in Regina, you can contact SRHS by calling 306-787-4723.
  • If you live outside Regina, you can contact SRHS by calling 1-888-488-6385.

Download the Saskatchewan Disability Rental Housing Supplement Form 

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5. Further Information

Related materials for the Saskatchewan Disability Rental Housing Supplement can be found on the Central Publications site.

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