Getting Involved

Interested in Getting Started?

Are you interested in starting a rent bank in your community?

As of June 8, 2020, BC Rent Bank is announcing a call for an Expression of Interest (EOI) from communities across British Columbia interested in joining the BC Rent Bank Network.

Download the EOI Guide and Template below and submit by 4 pm PST, Friday, July 3, 2020.

We thank Foundry ( for giving permission to repurpose their EOI template and guide in support of this call.

  • 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 - Submit expression of interest to start a Rent Bank

    DUE 4 pm PST, Friday, July 3, 2020 – BC Rent Bank EOI Guide 2020-2021 (DOWNLOAD), Fillable Form (DOWNLOAD)


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.