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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 hard-to-house households. 

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

The target client must have gross annual household income at or below the income limits established by SHC.

Closing date: January 30, 2022

 
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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.  
 
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2. Eligibility

Organizations eligible to apply are:

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

Applicants may partner with other organizations, including property management companies, in order to make the project is sustainable. 

Targeted clients:

  • Must have difficulty leasing or maintaining secure housing.
  • Must live in a south Saskatchewan community with a population over 5,000 and a demonstrated need of housing or live in the Northern Administration District.
  • Income must not exceed the Saskatchewan Housing Income Maximum(SHIM) – Low.
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)

 


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3. How to Apply

Submit the completed three-page proposal to SHC by email at EOI.SHC@gov.sk.ca by the closing date 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;
  • alignment with government priorities identified in The Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan, The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy or The Poverty Reduction Strategy;
  • details on the long-term financial viability of the project;
  • estimated budget; and
  • funding requested from SHC, including which program (Rental Development Program, Saskatchewan Co-Investment Program, or the Shelter Enhancement Program).

Proposals must also include the organization’s:

  • contact information; and
  • capacity and experience developing and operating housing.
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4. Further Information

Contact SHC at 1-866-245-5758 for more information or assistance completing your EOI proposal. If you want to apply but have questions, we recommend you contact SHC at least two (2) weeks before the closing date.

 

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