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A rent bank provides repayable loans to households who are late in paying rent or behind in paying essential utilities. A loan can also help people with their first month’s rent, and security or pet deposit. Loans are interest free and are repayable over six (6) to 24 months. To be considered for a loan, you must meet minimum criteria.


To start the pre-assessment, search for the city where you live, and click on the button. If you are moving, select the city where you plan to live.

If your city is not listed or you do not qualify for a rent bank loan, please visit BC Housing’s website for more information on other rental assistance options that may be available to you.

If you want to talk to someone about a rent bank loan, contact your local rent bank here.

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