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Rental Development Program and Partnerships

Saskatchewan Housing Corporation’s (SHC) Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is to seek innovative and effective solutions/projects to address current and upcoming affordable rental housing gaps in communities and regions throughout Saskatchewan.

Sponsors submitting an EOI are encouraged to explore partnerships and examine innovative funding options to maximize the number of units that can be developed, support proposed households with programs or services, encourage skills development in the construction trades and ensure the long-term financial viability of proposed projects.

Funding will support provincial government priority households as identified within the Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan, the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy, the Poverty Reduction Strategy and A Strong Foundation – The Housing Strategy for Saskatchewan.

This EOI will consider new construction, conversion or acquisition and renovation.

*NEW* From time to time SHC also issues Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for partnership opportunities. These are opportunities for third-party housing agencies to house individuals and families, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and in need of a supportive living environment, in existing SHC owned units through a partnership approach. For more information and current opportunities see #4. Further Information.

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1. Benefits

For Sponsors (owners/developers)

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

For Tenants

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

Sponsors are eligible if they are:

  • 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 sponsors must be registered in Saskatchewan and in good standing with SHC.

SHIM-Low effective July 1, 2020, is:

SHIM-Low income

One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$37,000 $46,000 $55,500 $67,000

Careful consideration must be given to actual incomes of the intended tenants and the rental rates affordable to those incomes. "Hard-to-house' households typically do not reach the limits of SHIM-Low.

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 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; and
  • a minimum of four units.

SHC is unable to fund on-reserve housing or licensed facilities.

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3. How to apply

Proposals may be submitted through a public intake window. During this timeframe, sponsors must:

  1. Confirm the eligibility of your organization's EOI project;
  2. Download and complete the EOI and feedback form;
  3. Only information delivered via email will be considered;
  4. Email the EOI including the completed application, a cover letter (maximum two pages) and any additional information to: RDP@gov.sk.ca

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

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4. Further Information

Materials relating to any public proposal call advertised by SHC are subject to change.

The full applications (above) are an example for sponsors to review and may change from time to time. Information detailed in the application is intended to be completed in full before the SHC requested date. The PDF and Word version are the same – only one format needs to be completed and submitted.

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

Funding availability and details, along with targeted communities/ regions, and other factors are subject to change.

The EOI cannot be combined with any other SHC program.

 

Current Partnership Opportunities

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