Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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Communities Implementing a Municipal Housing Plan

The Encouraging Community Housing Options (ECHO) - Action Component Program provides a grant to municipalities and regional partnerships to carry out the strategies they have identified in a housing plan to address a housing need identified through an assessment.

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1. Benefits

A provincial grant of up to $10,000 may be provided to municipalities and regional partnerships to match eligible municipal expenses.

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2. Eligibility

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);
  • prove that implementing the strategy will address a housing need identified in a housing plan or another type of assessment; and
  • contribute an amount at least equal to the funding request.

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.

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3. How to apply

  1. Confirm that your municipality or regional partnership is eligible.
  2. Download the Community Housing Options Application Form
  3. Complete the application form, including:
  • confirmation letters or agreements, if applying as regional partnerships;
  • investments from the municipality;
  • a budget summary of estimated total expenses; and
  • proof that an action strategy will address a housing need.
  1. Mail or deliver the application form and required documents to:

Saskatchewan Housing Corporation
225 First Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 1X2

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays

OR, email them to ECHO@gov.sk.ca

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