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Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement (SRHS)

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced as of July 1, 2018, the Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement (SRHS) will suspend the intake of new applications.

Current SRHS clients will continue to receive benefits as long as they remain eligible. Those who apply for the SRHS on or before June 30, 2018, and meet eligibility requirements will receive SRHS benefits. Applications received July 1, 2018, or after will not be accepted.

Those who have questions about their benefits or income assistance programs are encouraged to contact Social Services. Those looking for information about Social Housing programs may contact Saskatchewan Housing Corporation at 306-787-4177.

The Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement (SRHS) is a monthly payment that helps families with low-to-moderate income, and individuals with disabilities, access quality and affordable rental housing. The supplement is made up of two benefits:

  1. The Family Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for families with low-to-moderate income who have children under the age of 18 to help pay their household rental costs.

  2. The Disability Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for low-to-moderate income single individuals, families, and couples without children who have supports in their household to accommodate a physical or cognitive disability-related need.
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1. Benefits

Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement benefits are calculated on:

  • the total gross income (total income before deductions) your family received in the previous month;
  • the size of your family;
  • the location of your accommodation (city, town, etc.);
  • the amount of rent paid; and
  • the assessed need for disability housing supports.

Maximum Supplement Rates

 

Communities A

Communities B 

Communities C 

Communities D

Family
Type
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Maximum
Family Supplement
Maximum
Disability Supplement
 
Single
Childless Couple
-
-
$262
$336
-
-
$231
$286
-
-
 $207
$257
-
-
 $186
$203
                 
 Families                
 1-2 Children
 3-4 Children
 5+ Children
$305

$331

$364
$102

$110

$121
$253

$279

$310
$  84

$  93

$103
$241

$269

$296
$  80

$  90

$  99
 $184

$206

$239
$  61

$  69

$  80

Communities A
Regina, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Estevan, Allan, Asquith, Balgonie, Belle Plaine, Bradwell, Buena Vista, Clavet, Colonsay, Dalmeny, Delisle, Disley, Dundurn, Edenwold, Elstow, Grand Coulee, Langham, Lumsden, Lumsden Beach, Martensville, Meacham, Osler, Pense, Pilot Butte, Regina Beach, Shields, Thode, Vanscoy, Warman, White City.

Communities B
Prince Albert, La Ronge, Yorkton, Melville, Weyburn, LaLoche, Kindersley, Rosetown, Creighton, Macklin

Communities C
Moose Jaw, Swift Current, North Battleford, Battleford, Melfort, Nipawin, Fort Qu’Appelle, Humboldt, Meadow Lake, Watrous

Communities D
All other towns and rural areas

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2. Maintaining Eligibility

Current clients and those who applied for the SRHS on or before June 30, 2018, and met the eligibility requirements, will receive SRHS benefits. Applications received on or after July 1, 2018, will not be accepted.

To remain eligible for SRHS you must:

  • pay a monthly rental amount for your accommodations;
  • have children under the age of 18 years or have recognized disability supports in your home; and
  • live in a home that meets certain minimum health and safety criteria.

To maintain eligibility, you must report any changes in your circumstances in addition to your mandatory quarterly reporting. You may report changes by filling out this change report form and emailing it to sesreport@gov.sk.ca.

The following accommodations are not eligible for SRHS:

  • individuals and families who own their homes;
  • room and board arrangements;
  • any home or facility that provides both accommodation and some degree of supervision – this includes such places as an approved group home, a facility operated by a regional health authority, a personal care home, a private-service home or a residential service facility; and
  • communal living arrangements.

Examples of recognized disability-related housing supports include: 

  • accessibility supports such as ramps, elevators, street level entrances and widened doorways or hallways;
  • location supports such as your home being located close to services and supports that are used on a regular basis; and
  • other physical supports such as audio or visual alarms, intercoms, grab bars, bath lifts, lowered counters or permission to keep a service animal.

Health and Safety Self Assessment

In order to continue receiving the supplement, your home must meet certain minimum health and safety requirements. If you feel that your home no longer meets minimum standards you may consider moving to a different home that meets the health and safety requirements or request that the landlord make the required repairs/modifications.

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3. Further Information

Latest budget information about the SRHS can be found in the backgrounder. Other materials for the SRHS can be found on Publications Centre.

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