Impact Story – Ray

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Rent banks are helping residents find and keep housing in a tight Kootenays rental market June 2022 | It was one year ago – last summer – when the first rent bank arrived in the … Read More

Williams Lake opens first rent bank as pilot program

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Social Planning Council logo with blue, orange, and green figures on left hand side and tagline Williams Lake and Area: Many Voices - One Table - Shared Goals

UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES: BC Rent Bank, a project funded by the Province of B.C., has provided seed and operational funding support to establish Williams Lake’s first-ever rent bank. The … Read More

Impact Story – Cynthia

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​​Financial solutions led by empathy, compassion, and trauma-informed approaches Cynthia* was in crisis when she contacted BC Rent Bank. She was suffering from serious injuries inflicted by her estranged parent, who has since been jailed … Read More