Welcome to BC Rent Bank

BC Rent Bank is a project of the Vancity Community Foundation, funding provided by the Province of BC.

Our three-year mandate is to support the funding of existing rent banks, provide support and seed funding for the establishment of new rent banks, and to create the infrastructure necessary to support a future province-wide rent bank system or service.

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What is a Rent bank?

A rent bank is a homelessness prevention tool for low to moderate income renters. Rent banks serve those facing an unexpected crisis, provide loans help to maintain housing or utilities and, in some cases, help people gain access to housing.

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How Do I Apply?

Seeking rent bank assistance? Find a rent bank in your community to learn more. Don’t have a rent bank in your community yet? Contact us to find out more.

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The main goal - keep people from becoming homeless due to an unforeseen life event.

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Rent banks have a rich history of helping people in crisis. Read more about past rent bank stories and stay current on the development of BC Rent Bank.

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