Rental Assistance Programs - Overview

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Rental Assistance Programs

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

The Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters provides eligible seniors with monthly assistance with their rent payments.

Clients must reapply annually. Before your subsidy ends, we will send you a reapplication form.

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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.