Low Income Affordability Programs Now Available
The City of Regina now offers three new programs to support low-income households with a senior or a person living with a disability. The three programs - the Low Income Municipal Property Tax Deferral Program, the High Efficiency Water Retrofit Program, and the Water Utility Rebate Program - are designed to help participants stay in their homes longer and make utility payments more affordable.
Each program has specific eligibility criteria, but in general, households that meet the following criteria may be eligible:
- The household owns the property or has its own utility account, as applicable
- The total before-tax income of everyone in the home age 18 and older is less than or equal to Statistics Canada’s Before-Tax Low Income Cut-Off
- There is at least one senior citizen or person living with a disability in the household
The Water Utility Rebate Program allows eligible households to receive a rebate on their monthly utility bill. The rebate is approximately $20 per month at $0.66/day. Households with a very low income (less than or equal to half the Before-Tax Low Income Cut-Off) may be eligible to receive an enhanced rebate of approximately $40 per month.
The High Efficiency Water Retrofit Program provides eligible households with support to obtain water efficiency audits and installation of items such as a high-efficiency toilet, showerheads, and faucets to reduce water usage.
The Low Income Municipal Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible households to defer a portion of their municipal property taxes. Participants are permitted to defer $600, $1,200 or the incremental increase in municipal taxes from the prior year.
Visit Regina.ca/affordability for specific program details and information on how to apply.