Core Housing Need

  • A household is said to be in core housing need if its housing falls below at least one of the adequacy, affordability or suitability, standards and it would have to spend 30% or more of its total before-tax income to pay the median rent of alternative local housing that is acceptable (meets all three housing standards).

  • Over the past ten years, the percentage of households in Saskatoon that are in core housing need has increased.

  • As rents continue to rise faster than incomes, this trend does not appear to be reversing in Saskatoon.

Incidence of Core Housing Need (%) - Saskatoon