Rental Assistance Programs

Canada BC Housing Benefit

This program helps make rent more affordable for select households that do not qualify for our other rental assistance programs.

It is not a benefit that households can apply directly for.

The benefit will be distributed to identified priority groups either by non-profit housing providers who will identify and select eligible applicants, or in some cases by BC Housing who will select eligible households from The Housing Registry database. In the coming months there will be a proposal process to identify non-profit providers interested in administering the benefit to identified priority groups.

Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

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

Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER)

Lower income seniors renting in the private market may be eligible for a rent supplement through SAFER.