Getting Involved

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

DOWNLOADS

Need to find a rent bank?

BC Rent Bank is pleased to partner with a great number of organizations that are offering rent bank services in their community!

Find a Location

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