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A strong foundation : the housing strategy for Saskatchewan.

Author: Saskatchewan. Ministry of Social Services.
Publisher: Regina, Sask. : Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services : Saskatchewan Housing Corp., [2011]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While many regions have endured hardship during an economic downturn, Saskatchewan has found itself in a unique situation, experiencing strong economic and population growth. Since 2007, more new people have been moving to the province and fewer people are leaving. Saskatchewan has led the country in growth, and this is expected to continue in the years ahead.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saskatchewan. Ministry of Social Services.
OCLC Number: 757829983
Description: 1 online resource (46 pages) : color illustrations, digital file
Contents: Strategic direction 1. Increase the housing supply. Objective 1.1. Develop new rental housing, high density housing and housing attainable for first time owners; Objective 1.2. Prioritize activity to zone and service land so it is available for residential development; Objective 1.3. Use financial and building innovation and proven practices to promote new housing supply; Objective 1.4. Create housing options specifically for workers, students and other mobile populations; Objective 1.5. Reduce process and regulatory barriers that diminish new developments; Objective 1.6. Partner to identify and maintain a sustainable housing industry labour force capacity --
Strategic direction 2. Improve housing affordability. Objective 2.1. Research, promote and develop alternative housing tenures; Objective 2.2. Reduce residential building costs; Objective 2.3. Maintain and improve the most affordable housing, the existng housing stock; Objective 2.4. Streamline processes to speed development aimed at housing that is affordable; Objective 2.5. Creat incentives and new financial options to improve affordability --
Strategic direction 3. Support individuals and families in greatest housing need. Objective 3.1. Address gaps in supply and services along the housing continuum for greater availability of housing targeted for low-income and vulnerable people; Objective 3.2. Increase education and awareness for, and about, housing for low-income and vulnerable populations; Objective 3.3. Support availability of the appropriate type of housing and complementary supports to individuals and families with need --
Strategic direction 4. Enhance strategic planning for housing. Objective 4.1. Plan for housing at both community and regional level; Objective 4.2. Increase accuracy and availability of data and expertise about housing --
Strategic direction 5. Collaborate, communicate & educate. Objective 5.1. Increase public and sector awareness ofhousing issues and needs across the continuum; Objective 5.2. Increase partnerships to leverage financial and human resources within the housing sector; Objective 5.3. Communicate proven practices within the housing sector --
Putting the plan into action. Action teams --
Tracking success. Strategic indicators --
Appendix A. Glossary of terms. Opening remarks. Letter from Minister of Saskatchewan Housing Corporation; Letter from Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association; Letter from Canadian Home Building's Association; Letter from Association of Saskatchewan Realtors; Letter from Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities --
Acknowledgements --
Summary --
Introduction: need for comprehensive approach to housing --
The context. Economic and demographic change; Housing market changes --
Consultations --
Main housing issues in Saskatchewan. Housing stock; Increased construction costs and financing difficulties; Taxation structure for rental properties; Regulatory and process barriers; Increasing needs of population segments; Community variation; Understanding of needs; Gaps in education and awareness; Funding; The housing sector is working in silos --
Understanding the importance of housing. Understanding housing as the social and economic fabric of communities; Economic security; Personal well-being; Strong communities; Understanding the housing continuum; Understanding the housing sector; Private sector; Public sector; Non-profit sector --
Saskatchewan's strategy. Vision for Saskatchewan; Principles.
Other Titles: Housing strategy for Saskatchewan
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While many regions have endured hardship during an economic downturn, Saskatchewan has found itself in a unique situation, experiencing strong economic and population growth. Since 2007, more new people have been moving to the province and fewer people are leaving. Saskatchewan has led the country in growth, and this is expected to continue in the years ahead.

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