Rental Assistance Program
The Rental Assistance Program
was launched in October 2006 as part of
Housing Matters BC. The program provides eligible low-income, working
families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.
To qualify, families must have
a gross household income of $35,000 or less, have at least one dependent
child, and have been employed at some point over the last year.
For more information, visit
or phone BC Housing at
604-433-2218, or 1-800-257-7756 outside the lower mainland.
Are you eligible?
What people are saying about the Rental
Assistance Program . . .
“The Rental Assistance Program
has made a huge difference in our lives."
Jennifer Lepine on
"A lot can be said about the relative merits
of social housing and rental assistance, but like it or not, the Campbell
government has launched what it says is an annual $40 million rental
assistance program. If that money really gets to those in need, it will be a
good thing, but why isn't the government doing more to reach out to families
who might be eligible for the program?"
David Schreck on his blog strategicthoughts.com
"The assistance was there when I needed it
most and I don’t need it anymore. I want people to know there’s real help
out there for working families who are struggling financially. I tell
friends and neighbours about the program and they always think they won’t
qualify or it is only for people on income assistance. I helped five
families with their application forms and they all qualified.” Lausanne Ham on bchousing.org
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