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Development of Affordable Rental Housing

UPDATED Request for Expression of Interest

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is to solicit innovative and effective solutions/projects to solve current and upcoming affordable rental housing gaps in communities/regions throughout Saskatchewan. The government of Saskatchewan is now considering the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and is reviewing current programming to fit within the parameters of the NHS. For this year, the EOI will replace the fall 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP). Successful proponents will be invited to submit a full application for funding to be delivered in accordance with the principles of the NHS and will support provincial strategies such as the Disability Strategy, Mental Health Strategy and Addictions Plan, Poverty Reduction Strategy and Provincial Housing Strategy.

All interested proponents are encouraged to submit the Community/Stakeholder Feedback Form whether or not an EOI is submitted. If an EOI is submitted, the Feedback Form must be completed and attached to your EOI.

In addition to stakeholder consultation, program funding is allocated through this EOI. The EOI has been extended and will now close on January 4, 2019.


1. Benefits

Proponents (owners/developers)

  • May receive program funding for the eligible capital cost of construction.

For Tenants

  • Provides affordable rental housing for individuals or families unable to maintain housing in the private market.  

2. Eligibility

Proponents are eligible if they are, but not limited to:

  • the community housing sector (e.g. non-profit housing organizations and rental co-operatives);
  • Municipal Governments and their agencies;
  • Indigenous Governments and Organizations (including First Nations Bands, Tribal Councils and Métis organizations); and
  • Private entrepreneur/builder/developers
All proponents must be registered in Saskatchewan, and in good standing with Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC).

Projects are eligible if they are:

  • for the acquisition and renovation, conversion, or new construction of buildings;
  • acquisition and renovation of existing buildings and conversion of non-residential buildings will be encouraged in communities with identified need;
  • carefully considered for the proposed community or region’s need for rental units, the demand for this type of housing, the availability and appropriateness of existing housing options and the long-term viability of the proposed project;
  • affordable for individuals or families with an annual gross household income at or below the Saskatchewan Household Income Maximum (SHIM) Low. Careful consideration needs to be given to actual incomes of the targeted households and the rental rates affordable under those incomes.
SHC is unable to fund on-reserve housing or licensed facilities.

SHIM-Low income

 Household Type
 Three-Bedroom   Four-Bedroom 



    SHC intends to evaluate proposals based on the criteria set out in this EOI in order to select the proposal that provides the most appropriate value, as determined by SHC in its sole discretion. SHC has not pre-assigned any specific weighting to the rated criteria.

    Solution/Project prioritization and resultant funding is subject to funding availability.


    3. How to apply

    Innovative and effective solutions/projects may be submitted during the EOI process. Prior to the EOI closing on January 4, 2019 sponsors must:
    1. Confirm the eligibility of your organization’ s EOI/ project;
    2. Download and complete the EOI and feedback form; and
    3. Digitally submit the two-page EOI and feedback form.

    If you would prefer to submit your feedback form via fax or e-mail, or if you have additional questions, please use the following information:

      By Fax:  306-933-5374
      By Email: 
      By Mail:  Saskatchewan Housing Corporation
      225 First Avenue North
      Saskatoon, SK  S7K 1X2

    4. Apply

    Download the Expression of Interest Forms

    Please note that the forms, targeted clients and communities, and funding may change prior to the next proposal call.


    5. Further Information

    Materials related to the Request for Proposals are subject to change.

    SHC agreements are subject to change, and provided only to successful groups by SHC after a formal prioritization letter has been received.

    Funding details, targeted communities/regions, and other factors are subject to change, but is available in the active EOI documents.

    The EOI cannot be combined with any other SHC program.

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