Province launches Secondary Suite Incentive grant program

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched the Saskatchewan Secondary Suite Incentive (SSI) Grant Program, introducing measures to enhance housing affordability for residents. Administered by the Ministry of Finance, the SSI offers a 35 per cent grant, up to $35,000, for homeowners constructing new secondary suites at their primary residences. This initiative is designed to generate supplementary income for homeowners while simultaneously increasing the availability of rental units within communities.

To further assist homeowners, the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Rebate for New Home Construction has been extended. The program offers a rebate of up to 42 per cent of the PST paid on the purchase of newly-constructed homes. This extension applies retroactively from April 1, 2023. Newly-constructed homes, including detached or semi-detached single-unit houses, duplexes, condominium units, townhouses, units in co-operative housing corporations, and mobile homes, are eligible for the rebate.

Saskatchewan’s Deputy Premier and Finance Minister, Donna Harpauer, emphasized the government’s commitment to protecting the economic interests of Saskatchewan families. She noted that when combined, these programs would provide qualifying homeowners with up to $46,340 in cost savings. The SSI is open to qualifying properties with eligible costs retroactive from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2026, accommodating ongoing and initiated projects. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2027. Detailed information, including regulations, application forms, and program guidelines, is available on the SSI website.

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