The BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS program) has been extended for July and August 2020. For program details and the online application: BC-TRS


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Province announces next steps to support renters, landlords

June 19, 2020

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is extending the temporary rental supplement (TRS) until the end of August 2020 to continue to support renters and landlords.

It will also maintain the moratorium on rent increases and evictions for non-payment of rent, while enabling other notices to end tenancy to resume.

Read full news release: Province announces next steps to support renters, landlords

For program details: Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) program

Latest News

August 7, 2020

Affordable rental homes under construction in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS – With the help of additional funding through the Province’s 10-year housing plan, 60 new affordable rental homes are now under construction in Kamloops.

August 5, 2020

New navigation centre to support people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – The Province and City of Vancouver are partnering to launch B.C.’s first-ever "navigation" centre to help people who are experiencing long-term homelessness and require supports.

July 31, 2020

New supportive homes for Indigenous women open in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Province has partnered with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society to open 21 new supportive homes for Indigenous women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria.

July 30, 2020

New supportive homes offer hope, opportunities for people in Kelowna

KELOWNA - Fifty-one supportive homes with around-the-clock supports are opening in Kelowna to help people experiencing homelessness in the community.

July 30, 2020

New affordable homes for families, seniors open in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Low- to- moderate-income families, seniors and people with disabilities are moving into 67 new affordable rental homes in Vancouver.

July 27, 2020

New partnership building rental homes in Victoria

VICTORIA – More than 60 new rental homes are under construction in Victoria through the Province’s HousingHub program.

July 27, 2020

New supportive homes proposed for Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK – The Province is partnering with the City of Dawson Creek and the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS) on a proposal to build 30 new supportive homes for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.