Where to access financial help for rent in BC


The Rental Assistance Program through BC Housing provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.

To qualify, families must have a gross household income of $35,000 or less, have at least one dependent child, and have been employed at some point over the last year.

  • The maximum income level has been increased to $35,000
  • The maximum rent ceiling has been increased
  • The maximum benefit has been increased
  • There is a minimum benefit amount of $50/month or $600/year
  • Families whose youngest children are over 19 may now still qualify for the program, if the child is under 25 and enrolled in full-time attendance at school, university or vocational institution or if the child of any age is acccepted as a dependent for income tax purposed to mental or physical infirmity.

For more information on the Rental Assistance Program, call BC Housing at 604-433-2218, or 1-800-257-7756 outside the Lower Mainland. Email inquiries can be sent to Applicantinquiries@bchousing.org

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