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Communities Developing a Municipal Housing Plan

The Encouraging Community Housing Options (ECHO) - Housing Plan Component program provides a grant to municipalities and regional partnerships to develop a housing plan to better understand the housing need in their communities.   

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1. Benefits

A provincial grant of up to $20,000 may be provided to municipalities and regional partnerships to match eligible municipal expenses.  

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2. Eligibility

Central or Southern Saskatchewan

Municipalities or regional partnerships must:

  • have populations over 2,500;
  • have an Official Community Plan or be in the process of developing one; in the case of a regional partnership, the lead municipality must take on this responsibility; and
  • contribute an amount at least equal to the funding request.

The housing plan must be either completed by or reviewed (with recommendations) by a professional community planner or another professional approved by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. 

This program only applies to off-reserve housing.

Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Funds must be used within six months of signing the agreement.

Northern Administration District

Eligibility and funding levels:

  • Municipalities must have a total population fewer than 2,500 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in funding; or
  • Regional plans involving partnerships of three or more municipalities must have a total population greater than 750 to be eligible for up to $20,000 in funding.

The municipality must:

  • have an Official Community Plan or be in the process of developing one; in the case of a regional partnership, the lead municipality must take on this responsibility; and
  • contribute an amount at least equal to the funding request.

The municipality is encouraged to complete a template that collects demographic information.

The housing plan must be either completed by or reviewed (with recommendations) by a professional community planner or another professional approved by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. 

Limited funding is available.

Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Funds must be used within six months of signing the agreement.

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3. How to apply

  1. Confirm that your municipality or regional partnership is eligible.
  2. Download the Encouraging Community Housing Options Application Form
  3. Complete the application form, including:
  • confirmation letters or agreements, if applying as regional partnerships;
  • investments from municipality; and
  • a budget summary of estimated total expenses.

Submit the application form:

By Email
ECHO@gov.sk.ca
By Mail
Saskatchewan Housing Corporation
ECHO
11th Floor, 1920 Broad Street
Regina, SK  S4P3V6
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5. Further Information

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