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Building or Repairing Emergency Shelters and Second-Stage Housing

The Shelter Enhancement Program provides financial assistance to organizations to help them build new or repair existing emergency shelters and second-stage housing for victims of family violence so that these projects meet health, safety, and security standards.


1. Benefits

Eligible sponsors may receive up to 100% of the project capital costs. Financial assistance is not available for ongoing operating costs.


2. Eligibility

Sponsors are eligible if they are a non-profit corporation, First Nation group, or charity whose objective is to operate housing for victims of family violence.

A project is eligible if it:

  • is off-reserve;
  • provides emergency shelter or second-stage housing for victims of family violence; and
  • is below the minimum health and safety standards.


  • Repairs completed before receiving written approval from Saskatchewan Housing Corporation do not qualify for assistance.
  • Once approval is granted, the work must be completed within 12 months.

3. How to apply

  1. Call Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (1-866-245-5758) to ask about obtaining capital funding to build or repair an emergency shelter or second-stage housing.
  2. If you are eligible for funding, prepare the documentation requested by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation staff.
  3. Mail or deliver the documentation to:

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

    OR, email it to

4. Further Information

The Shelter Enhancement Program is jointly funded by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.

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