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Rental Housing for People with Low Incomes

The Social Housing Program provides safe and adequate housing to families and seniors with low incomes and people with disabilities. This program subsidizes rent according to the degree of financial need.

The Social Housing Program is administered by local housing authorities on behalf of Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.


1. Benefits

The Social Housing Program:

  • provides housing to those who do not have the resources to obtain adequate, suitable, and affordable shelter;
  • sets rent at 30 per cent of the household’s income (subject to the minimum and maximum rents);
  • provides housing that may be more affordable and suitable than what is available in the community for those with accessibility needs; and
  • is available in over 300 communities in Saskatchewan.

2. Eligibility

This program is intended to serve households with low incomes. Priority is given to seniors (55+), families with children or dependants, and individuals with disabilities who are in greatest housing need.

Individuals and families are eligible for the Social Housing Program if they are legally allowed to be in Canada and have gross income and assets below the program limits.

Individuals living in social housing must be able to live independently. This independence may include support from family, the community, or other agencies.

Priority will be given to eligible applicants with the greatest need. Tenants must provide a security deposit.

Seniors who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Social Housing Program may be eligible for our other housing programs.


3. How to apply

  1. To find out more about the Social Housing Program, the asset and income limits and to obtain an application form, contact your local housing authority. (If you don't know who your housing authority is, call 1-800-667-7567 to be directed to a local housing authority.)
  2. Complete the application form and gather the required documentation.
  3. Deliver the completed form and required documentation to the housing authority.

4. Further Information

Find complete information for applicants and tenants in the Social Housing Handbook.

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