KINISTINO HOUSING AUTHORITY
Housing Manager: Jan Bliss (306-961-7401)
Birch Hills SK S0J 0G0
Besides the 3 special care homes listed under Health Care, Kinistino offers housing through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. The Kinistino Housing Authority manages a community based housing program committed to improve the quality of houisng and enable clients to achieve or maintain independence. We currently operate and maintain 38 dwellings in Kinistino. The portfolio consists of 16 one-bedroom unites designed primarily for seniors, 8 Affordable Housing units (fixed rental rate), and 12 Subsidized Family duplexes/townhouses.
Senior Housing is offered to persons 55 years of age or over, and persons with physical disabilities who are able to live independently. Preference is given to persons with lower incomes and person who are living at risk.
Tenants living in Senior Housing pay a monthly rent geared to income. Incomes are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure the rental rate is fair. Tenants may request downward adjustments in the rent charged prior to the annual review if their income is reduced during the course of one year. The Housing Authority reviews these requests on an individual basis.
The Affordable Housing portfolio is a subsidized program, where the level of rent is fixed and not geared to income.
All families may apply for subsidized family housing. Preferences are given to families with lower incomes and/or have a current residence which is inadequate or unsuitable. Tenants living in family housing pay a monthly rent geared to income. Incomes are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure the rental rate is fair. Downward adjustments may be requested during the course of the year. These requests are reviewed on an individual basis by the Housing Authority.
In addition, applicants must fulfill certain conditions in order to be considered for housing accommodation. Application forms are available at the Town Office or you may have one mailed to you by contacting the Housing Manager. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed at the monthly board meeting. You will be required to verify the facts you have provided on your application. Your response in providing information promptly and correctly will result in an efficient processing of your application.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Kinistino Housing Authority is mandated by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) to provide management services to SHC for the purpose of administering, managing, operating, maintaining and performing leasing services with respect to housing projects in its community.
Board membership is recommended by a local selection committee made up of representatives of the provincial and municipal governments. Members are appointed by the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.