Funds to help low income working families, seniors and those in need of a housing adaptation to live safely and independently.
UPDATE: Temporary changes to the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) and Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
Funding for rental housing support for renters and clients of BC Housing Rental Assistance Programs, SAFER and RAP, is now available.
BC Housing has made the following temporary changes to the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) and SAFER. These changes support our new and existing clients who experience a loss of employment income due to the COVID-19 crisis. To request an adjustment please contact our office toll free: 1-800-257-7756 or 604-433-2218.
To learn more: Service Updates - Temporary program changes
RAP/SAFER Reapplications: Citizen Portal - Online services for existing clients or visit: the Applicant Services section - Tools & Portals
The BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS program) has been extended for July and August 2020. For program details and the online application: BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) program
The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.
Lower income seniors renting in the private market may be eligible for a rent supplement through SAFER.