Housing is a foundational element of community and economic capacity. Housing affordability and accessibility are ongoing issues in many Canadian communities.
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Housing Needs Assessment: A Guide for Saskatchewan Communities
This needs assessment guide provides communities with the tools necessary to perform an assessment of housing in their community. In addition to guidance on the type of information to collect and analyze, a report template has been provided and questions that require attention are outlined. The Housing Needs Assessment guide was developed by Saskatchewan South East Enterprise Region (SSEER) as part of the Regional Housing Initiative. This guide serves as a template for those communities wishing to undertake a Housing Needs Assessment.
This tool is found in the Members Only Area.
Saskatchewan Housing Corporation provides funding for a number of ongoing and new housing programs and services for low to moderate-income households, and sometimes landlords, with an identified need.
Generally speaking, inclusionary housing programs are municipal programs that rely upon the development regulations and approval process to have private developers provide some portion of the housing within their new market projects as affordable housing.
Best Practices, Toolkits and additional resources for Inclusionary Housing can be found in the Members Only Area.
Employer Assisted Housing (EAH) is also referred to as Workforce Housing. It has a successful history of adaptation in the United States and is an emerging trend in Canadian communities and regions.
Best Practices, Toolkits and additional resources for Employer-Assisted Housing can be found in the Members Only Area.
IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION YOU WILL FIND
An exhaustive array of Housing Best Practices
An Affordable Housing Toolkit
Case Studies in supporting diversity and integrating special needs in Canadian housing co-operatives
Aboriginal Housing in Canada
Estimating residential housing capacity
How to develop a regional housing strategy
Green Housing best practices