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Rental Housing & Financial Supports

Rental Housing & Financial Supports

Canada Housing Benefit 

-$500 tax-free one-time payment if your income and the amount you pay on rent qualify 

Rental Assistance Program (RAP) 

-low-income working families are provided with monthly assistance for their rent 

-annual household income less than $40,000 

-at least one dependent child in the household 


Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) 

-for low to moderate income Seniors (aged 60 or over) 

-monthly assistance with rent payments for seniors renting in the private market 


BC Rent Bank 

-help with rent or utilities due to an unexpected short-term crisis 

-support for damage deposits or first month’s rent 

-assistance with critical supports