One-Time Top-Up to the Canada Housing Benefit
The Government of Canada has announced a one-time federal payment of $500 that aims to help lower-income renters who are struggling with the cost of rent.
This one-time top-up is separate from the Canada Housing Benefit administered by BC Housing or our partners. You must apply through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit canada.ca/one-time-housing-benefit or call 1-800-282-8079.
The CRA application portal will be open from December 12, 2022, to March 31, 2023.