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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

On March 19, 2020, the City decided to close public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations. While we are closed to the public, our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Vacancy Rates for Rental Housing

“Maintain a ten-year rolling average rental housing vacancy rate of 3%” measures success in maintaining a generally acceptable level of rental accommodation.

How are we doing?

From 2009-2018, the 10-year rolling average rental vacancy rate was 4.8% a slight increase from the 2008-2017 timeframe.

Data Table
City of Saskatoon Vacancy Rates
  2006-2015 2007-2016 2008-2017 2009-2018
Vacancy Rates (%) 2.8 3.51 4.41 4.8


Description

The target measures success in maintaining a generally acceptable level of rental accommodation. Vacancy rates below 3.0% generally indicate a limited supply of rental housing and can lead to rising costs for renters. Affordable, appropriate, and secure housing contributes to healthy and economically viable communities.

Vacancy rates = Total number of vacant rental units /Total number of rental units available