NEW: BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) program is now open. For program details and the online application: BC-TRS

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Applications open for temporary rental supplement

April 9, 2020

VICTORIA – Renters who are experiencing a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for the Province’s new temporary rental supplement.

“This crisis is putting pressure on people across B.C. We’re helping British Columbians get through this by halting evictions so renters will not lose their home. We’re helping them pay rent with the new temporary rental supplement – providing direct relief on the biggest month-to-month expense for most households,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Together with the other provincial and federal programs, the rental supplement will give people the financial support they need right now.”

Read full news release: Applications open for temporary rental supplement

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

Latest News

May 29, 2020

New affordable homes available for people displaced by fire in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER – The Government of B.C. has purchased a new building to help people who were displaced by the recent fire at the Pacific West complex in Campbell River.

May 22, 2020

New supportive homes coming to Surrey

SURREY – Close to 40 new supportive homes are coming to Surrey as construction has begun on Peterson Place, providing permanent homes for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

May 21, 2020

B.C. providing funding to build new affordable homes

VICTORIA – The Government of B.C. is inviting non-profit and Indigenous housing societies, First Nations, housing co-operatives and municipalities to propose new affordable housing projects for the second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund.

May 20, 2020

New homes for Kelowna’s most vulnerable

KELOWNA – The Government of B.C., the City of Kelowna and Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna are working in partnership to build close to 40 new urgently needed supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna.

May 16, 2020

New supportive homes offer hope for people in Prince Rupert

PRINCE RUPERT − The Government of B.C., the City of Prince Rupert and North Coast Transition Society (NCTS) have partnered to purchase a building that will provide new, permanent, supportive housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

May 15, 2020

New homes coming for vulnerable people in Victoria

VICTORIA − The Province has purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard St., to provide more affordable homes for people in Victoria.

May 13, 2020

Over 70 new affordable homes opening in Saanich

SAANICH – Low- to moderate-income families, individuals, seniors and adults with disabilities in Saanich will soon have access to over 70 new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between the Province, the Capital Regional District (CRD) and the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC).