Interested in Getting Started?
Are you interested in starting a rent bank in your community?
Below are four easy steps to take in preparing for the launch of a rent bank. Upon securing funding, know that we have more supports in place to support staff in their role as rent bank coordinators.
For now, start with Step 1, and remember we’re here if you have any questions.
STEP 1 - Download & Review BC Rent Bank Toolkit & Workbook
The BC Rent Bank Toolkit, developed by Vancity, is a 4-part, practice-based resource designed to equip community in launching a rent bank. SEE DOWNLOADS SECTION BELOW.
STEP 2 - Apply for Development Grant
The Development Grant was created to help provide critical funding for establishing the right team and model in setting up a rent bank. Click here for application.
STEP 3 - Establish a Cross-Sector Planning Team & Build a Model
Utilizing the principles outlined in the Toolkit, strategic teams can build models best suited for your region. Bringing together the right voices and model will help sustain a rent bank over the long term.
STEP 4 - Apply for Seed Funding from BC Rent Bank
DUE TO COVID-19 ALL APPLICATION FOR FUNDING IS TEMPRARILY SUSPENDED