Williams Lake opens first rent bank as pilot program

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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

BC Rent Bank Progress Report

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BC Rent Bank Progress Report: 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 BC Rent Bank is pleased to share our Progress Report, with an update on the first two years (2019/20 and 2020/21) of our three-year project, highlighting our … Read More

Impact Story – Paula

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Picture of hands holding a red house with a heart glowing beside a grey block with the text: "Huge hearts, helping hands, Paula's Story"

Huge hearts, helping hands Paula’s positivity and optimism is contagious. She is just finishing up a four-month gig at a big box retailer, sterilizing and cleaning shopping carts and baskets as part of COVID-19 safety … Read More

Impact Story – Luz

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Help for a senior caregiverFinding available resources At 76 years old, Luz Lopez Dee can vouch for the impact that a rent bank loan can have— because those loans have kept the roof over her … Read More

Impact Story – Blair

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Building bridges, community and inclusionWraparound services, like a meal, are part of the continuum in housing stability Blair Oughton has known Jane Njogu for about two years but, since the pandemic hit, she’s played a … Read More