Program Eligibility

Program Eligibility

The Social Housing Program is designed to ensure that safe and secure housing is available to those who could not otherwise afford it. The program is specifically targeted to low-income families, seniors (55 years of age or older) and people with a permanent physical or cognitive disability.

Interested individuals must fill out and submit a standard application form. They must also provide the Housing Authority with required income information, including verifiable documentation, and provide a signed declaration of household assets.

General Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Social Housing Program:

  • All members of the applicant’s household must be physically and legally in Canada;
  • The applicant’s household income must be at or below the Saskatchewan Household Income Maximum (SHIM); and
  • The applicant’s household assets must be at or below the established household asset limits.

SENIOR HOUSING

Eligibility

Senior Housing units are available to persons 55 years of age and older with assets not exceeding $300,000. The maximum annual income limit for senior housing is $42,600 for individuals and $51,700 for couples. Rent is calculated at 30% of gross monthly adjusted income which is consistent with CMHC National Affordability Standards for housing. Adjusted income refers to the exclusion of some government benefits such as Seniors Income Plan.

Priority is given to applicants with greatest need based on income, current shelter costs, current housing conditions, health problems aggravated by current housing conditions and/or current housing is unsuitable because of a disability.

Security deposits are required and depending on the property there may be additional costs such as utilities, parking and excess storage.

If you are eligible and wish to view our Senior Housing units, please click here

Saskatchewan Household Income Maximum (SHIM)
Senior 55 Years Of Age Or Older
Number of
Bedrooms
Income Less Than Asset Limit
Senior Single $42,600 per year $300,000
Senior Couple $51,700 per year $300,000

FAMILY HOUSING

Eligibility

Applicants must have a satisfactory rental history, and incomes and assets below established limits. Priority is given to applicants with greatest need based on income, current shelter costs, current housing conditions, health problems aggravated by current housing conditions and/or current housing is unsuitable because of a disability.

Rent is calculated at 30% of gross monthly adjusted income which is consistent with CHMC National Affordability Standards for housing. Adjusted income refers to the exclusion of some government benefits including but not limited to Canada Child Benefits, family health benefits and GST refunds. For additional information on exclusions that may pertain to your income calculation please contact Regina Housing Authority.

Income and assets limits are based on the number of bedrooms required:

SASKATCHEWAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME MAXIMUM (SHIM)
NO DISABILITY
Number of
bedrooms
Income Less Than Asset Limit
2 $45,000 per year $50,000
3 $55,500 per year $50,000
4 $66,500 per year $50,000

3$63,800 per year$50,000

SASKATCHEWAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME MAXIMUM (SHIM)DISABILITY
Number of bedrooms Income Less Than Asset Limit
1 $42,600 per year $50,000
2 $51,700 per year $50,000
4 $76,500 per year $50,000

Security deposits are required and depending on the property there may be additional costs such as utilities, laundry and parking.

If you are eligible and wish to view our Family Housing units, please click here

VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

Applications to Regina Housing Authority from those individuals who are victims of family violence will be considered a priority for housing. Prior to granting status Regina Housing Authority will require verification of status from a physician; lawyer; emergency shelter; law enforcement officer; social worker; and/or member of the clergy. Regina Housing Authority is committed to protecting the privacy of these individuals in need.

All other eligibility criteria pertain to those granted status.

ACCESSIBLE HOUSING

Eligibility

Regina Housing Authority provides accommodations to persons living with disabilities. Rent is calculated at 30% of gross monthly adjusted income which is consistent with CMHC National Affordable Standards for housing. Adjusted income refers to the exclusion of some government benefits including but not limited to disability awards, family health benefits and GST refunds. For additional information on exclusions that may pertain to your income calculation please contact Regina Housing Authority.

Priority is given to applicants with greatest need based on income, current shelter costs, current housing conditions, health problems aggravated by current housing conditions and/or current housing is unsuitable because of disability.

Security deposits are required and depending on the property there may be additional costs such as utilities and parking.

If you are eligible and wish to view our Accessible Housing units, please click here

LIFE LEASE

Eligibility

The Life Lease program is designed for moderate income adults who are 55 years of age or older. This program offers security of tenure similar to home-ownership but without the responsibilities of maintenance and upkeep. The monthly occupancy fee is calculated annually based on the operational costs of the building.

The maximum income limit for singles is $48,400 and couples is $59,100. The asset limit for Life Lease housing is $415,000.

Life Lease deposit prices start at $93,300 and can increase depending on the size of the suite. The Life-Interest Lease purchase price is fully refundable (less damages) within 90 days of vacating the unit.

If you are eligible and would like to view our Life Lease Units please click here.

Office Locations

Main Office
1850 Smith Street
Regina, SK
S4P 2N3

Phone: (306) 525-2377
Fax: (306) 347-7812
Email: reginahousing@sasktel.net

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Branch Office
3124 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, SK
S4T 0Y4

Phone: (306) 525-2377
Fax: (306) 565-4458
Email: reginahousing@sasktel.net

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.