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Definitions

Affordable Ownership Housing – Ownership unit for individuals and families who are at or below the maximum income thresholds.

Affordable Rental Housing – Rental unit for individuals and families who are at or below the maximum income thresholds and provide units that are at or below maximum rental rates.

Group Care Facility or Personal Care Home – as defined in Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 a supervised residential dwelling unit, licensed or approved under provincial statute, for the accommodation of persons, excluding staff, referred by hospitals, courts, government agencies or recognized social services agencies or health officials.

Market Ownership Units – Units constructed without requirements that purchasers meet maximum income thresholds. These are units offered in the open market to any buyer.

Market Rental Units – Units constructed without requirements for maximum rental rates or maximum income thresholds. These are units offered in the open market to any tenant.

Maximum Rental Rates – as determined by the City of Regina calculated as 30 per cent of gross income using the provincial Saskatchewan Household Income Maximums (SHIM) for each unit size as determined by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) and updated annually.

Maximum Income Threshold (for Below Market/Affordable Rental Units) – the maximum gross household income to determine eligibility for affordable or below market rental units established by provincial Saskatchewan Household Income Maximums (SHIM) for each unit size by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) and updated annually.

Maximum Income Threshold (for Below Market/Affordable Ownership Units) – the maximum gross household income to determine eligibility for affordable or below market ownership units as determined by the City of Regina based on a percentage of median income, and with consideration of household net worth, to be updated annually.

Non-profit Housing Provider – a non-profit corporation incorporated pursuant to The Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995, whose primary mission is to deliver affordable and below market housing.

Owner-Occupied Unit – a dwelling unit where the registered owner of the property resides in the unit as their residence.

Ownership Unit – a dwelling constructed for intended sale to a purchaser as a principal place of residence including condominium units.

Private Sector Developer – any developer or person that provides housing that does not fit within the definition of non-profit housing provider.

Purpose-Built Rental Unit – a rental unit that is designed and built for rental purposes and is not intended as an ownership unit. This includes semi-detached, duplex, tri-plex, four-plex, multi-unit and apartment buildings.

Rental Unit – a dwelling unit for rent or lease to a tenant as a principal place of residence.

Secondary Rented Unit – An ownership unit where the registered owner rents the Unit to a tenant or tenants who are not registered as owners on the property title. Secondary rented units are not purpose-built rentals but intended as owner-occupied units or investor-owned properties and include condominiums and single family homes.

Secondary Suite (Including Laneway & Garden Suites) – a subordinate, self-contained dwelling unit occupying no more than 40 per cent of the total gross floor area of the building, including the area of the basement. A secondary suite may include a laneway dwelling unit or alternative secondary accessory dwelling unit as approved by Council.