Rent Banks

Find a Rent Bank

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 the following criteria:

  •         19+ years of age
  •         Resident or moving into the area where the service is provided
  •         No more than two months owing in rent or utilities
  •         Capacity to repay the loan
  •         Demonstration that the household is low income

Minimum documents that will be required as part of your application:

  •         Your tenancy agreement
  •         Three months of recent bank statements
  •         Two (2) pieces of identification (ID), including one piece of photo ID

To begin the process, please click on the link of the city where you live. 

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If you want to talk to someone about a rent bank loan, contact your local rent bank using the information below.

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

Locations

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Fraser Valley – MCC British Columbia 

Tel: (604) 851 – 7726
Email: janenjogu@mccbc.ca
Website
Communities Served:
Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz, Harrison

Apply Here
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Richmond – CHIMO Community Services

Tel: (604) 279-7077
Email: CRRB@chimoservices.com
Website

Communities Served:
Richmond

Apply Here
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Kamloops – Elizabeth Fry Society
Tel: (250) 374 – 2119
Email: janetb@kamloopsefry.com
Website
Communities Served:
Columbia Shuswap, North Okanagan and Thompson-Nicola Districts.

Apply Here
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Surrey – Sources Newton Resource Centre
Tel: (604) 596-2311
Email: srb@sourcesbc.ca
Website
Communities Served:
Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley

Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley Apply Here
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New Westminster Rent Bank – Purpose Society
Tel: (604) 526-2522
Burnaby Email
New West Email
Maple Ridge Email
Pitt Meadows Email

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Communities Served:
New Westminster, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Burnaby Apply HereMaple Ridge Apply HereNew Westminster Apply HerePitt Meadows Apply Here
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Sunshine Coast – Keeping People Housed
Tel: (604) 885-5881, ext. 243
Email: ahobbs@sccss.ca
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Communities Served:
Sunshine Coast

Apply Here
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Vancouver Rent Bank -NICCSS
Tel: (604) 566-9685
Email: vrb@niccss.ca
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Communities Served:
Vancouver

Apply Here
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Prince George – Aboriginal Business & Community Development Centre
Tel: (250) 562 6325
Email: financialliteracy@abdc.bc.ca
https://abdc.bc.ca/
Communities Served:
Prince George

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Harvest Project
Tel: (604) 983-9488 ext. 316
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Communities Served:
North Vancouver

Apply Here
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Tri-Cities SHARE Rent Bank
Tel: (604) 529-5146
Email: esther.uwimana@sharesociety.ca
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Communities Served:
Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody

Apply Here
 
 

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