COVID-19 Update

BC Rent Bank project receives funding from the Reaching Home COVID19 Response Funding.

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Welcome to BC Rent Bank

BC Rent Bank is a project that has been established by Vancity Community Foundation in partnership with funding provided by the Province of BC.

BC Rent Bank's goal is to support existing rent banks and grow services throughout the province so that more people can maintain their housing stability.

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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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What is a Rent bank?

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

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How Do I Apply?

Seeking rent bank assistance? Each rent bank is unique with its own set or qualifying criteria. Best option – contact a rent bank listed under Locations. Don’t see a rent bank in your community? Contact us to find out more.

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