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Affordable Housing Development

Expression of Interest

Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) is seeking proposals for the development of innovative affordable rental housing from organizations with expertise in developing rental housing projects and/or providing support services for households that have difficulty finding and maintaining housing because they have mental health concerns, addictions or disabilities.

Projects may be new construction, conversion or acquisition and renovation. Two or more organizations are encouraged to form a partnership and submit one joint proposal.

Community-based service providers may also apply for partnership opportunities to use existing SHC‑owned housing units to house clients who require support services.

Target households must have annual gross incomes at or below the income limits established by SHC.

Closing date: Extended to January 31, 2022


1. Benefits

For clients: 

  • provides affordable housing for people who have the greatest difficulty obtaining or maintaining suitable, adequate or affordable housing; and/or
  • provides support services and/or barrier-free and accessible units for tenants.   

For eligible organizations:

  • may provide an opportunity to offer housing and support services to clients without the capital cost of property and owning their own units.  

2. Eligibility

Organizations are eligible to apply if they are:

  • community housing providers, including non-profit housing organizations and rental cooperatives;
  • community-based service providers;
  • municipal governments and their agencies;
  • Indigenous governments and organizations, including First Nations Bands, Tribal Councils and Métis organizations; and
  • private entrepreneurs, builders and developers.

Applicants may partner with other organizations to make their project more sustainable. For example, a housing provider might partner with an agency that provides support services. The housing provider would be responsible for construction and maintenance of the property, while the agency would provide supports to tenants when the project is complete.

The project must be targeted to clients who:

  • have difficulty obtaining or maintaining secure housing; and
  • have incomes at or below the Saskatchewan Household Income Maximum (SHIM) – Low.
  One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
Disability $43,700 $53,500 $64,400 $77,100
No Disability $38,000 $46,500 $56,000 $67,000

*As of July 1, 2021 (subject to change)

The project must be located in:

  • a southern Saskatchewan community (population over 5,000) with a demonstrated need of housing; or
  • the Northern Administration District.

3. How to Apply

Submit the completed three-page proposal to SHC by email at by January 31, 2021, with the following information:

  • physical characteristics of your proposed project – or if the request is for a partnership with SHC, the physical characteristics of the units you are seeking;
  • demographics of the targeted tenant, including estimated income levels;
  • the support services that will be provided to clients (if applicable);
  • partnerships with other service or housing agencies (if applicable);
  • community where the project will be located;
  • evidence of need and demand for the project;
  • how the project aligns with government priorities identified in The Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan, The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy or The Poverty Reduction Strategy;
  • details that demonstrate the long-term financial viability of the project;
  • the estimated budget for the project;
  • amount of funding being requested from SHC;
  • the funding program being applied for (Rental Development Program, Saskatchewan Co-Investment Program, or the Shelter Enhancement Program); and
  • the number of units you are requesting from SHC for partnership initiatives (if applicable).

Proposals must also include the organization's:

  • contact information; and
  • capacity and experience developing and providing housing services.

4. Further Information

For more information or assistance completing your EOI proposal, contact SHC at 1-866-245-5758. If you want to apply but have questions, we recommend you contact SHC at least two weeks before the closing date.


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