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Family Housing

The Family Housing program provides suitable, well maintained, affordable rental housing for low income households. The majority of Family Housing units are located on the West side of the river in Saskatoon, with a limited number of units on the East side. Units consist of apartments, row houses, townhouses, fourplexes, semi-detached and a few single family homes.  Size of units vary from two- to four-bedroom units.

Applicants are placed by matching those with the greatest need with suitability of available units. Greater priority is given to applicants living in unsafe or unsuitable current housing conditions because of a disability or a health condition caused or aggravated by the current accommodation conditions.

Pets are not permitted in any of our units; however, persons requiring a support animal will be accommodated. 

* SHA does not provide emergency housing.


Family Housing Programs



Fixed Rent

(also known as Affordable Housing)

Rent Based on Income

(also known as Social Housing)

Rent Determination


Rents are a fixed rate of approximately 10% lower than the Average Market Rent.

Rents are calculated based on a households' combined gross monthly income. Rent is 30% of adjusted household income*, which is consistent with the CMHC National Affordability Standard for housing.

* Adjusted income refers to the exclusion of government benefits such as Child Tax Benefit.


The maximum family income limit is $52,000 per year.


A household must have at least one dependent child, a satisfactory rental history, and incomes and assets below limits. Income limits in relation to the number of bedrooms required are listed below:


             Income Limits

   1 bedroom < $32,000/year

   2 bedroom < $38,000/year

   3 bedroom < $48,500/year

   4 bedroom < $57,000/year

             Asset Limits

         Family   -   $50,000


Security deposits are required.

Depending on the property, there may be additional costs such as utilities and parking.

Security deposits are required.

Depending on the property, there may be additional costs such as utilities and parking.


Details on our Family Housing properties can be viewed via the Properties page.

The How to Apply page describes the process for participating in our housing programs. If you wish to apply for housing with us, you will need to complete an Application package. Our Rental FAQs page provides answers to some common questions about our rental programs.