Unceded territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations/Vancouver B.C. – In response to a surge in renters struggling to meet their rent payments due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, the BC Rent Bank today … Read More
Better rental supports for people in North Vancouver
Original Article: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019SDPR0125-002165?fbclid=IwAR37OwUJspyZF4WOsf4skj4OFNDgyFgF-AptNlSRoQnCKInoBwqPsuQehjc People and families facing a financial emergency will have access to better supports to help pay rent and avoid eviction through Harvest Project’s new rent bank. The North Shore Rent Bank provides … Read More
VANCITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RECEIVES PROVINCIAL GRANT TO HELP EXPAND ACCESS TO COMMUNITY RENT BANKS
Original Article: https://www.vancitycommunityfoundation.ca/initiatives/news/vancity-community-foundation-receives-provincial-grant-help-expand-access June 10, 2019 The Province of B.C. has granted $10-million to the Vancity Community Foundation to develop a sustainable provincial rent bank program. Rent banks provide emergency low- or no-cost loans to … Read More
Renters facing eviction get support through rent bank funding to Vancity
Original article: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019SDPR0043-001206 Renters facing short-term financial difficulties will soon get more help and avoid evictions with new funding for community rent banks. Rent banks provide emergency low-cost or no-cost loans to help renters facing … Read More
Rent bank could be coming to the Tri-Cities
Cities, Share Family and Community Services seek to tap into provincial fund for help for Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Coquitlam residents who face eviction because of a financial catastrophe Diane Strandberg / Tri-City NewsOriginal Article: https://www.tricitynews.com/news/rent-bank-could-be-coming-to-the-tri-cities-1.23855248 People … Read More
What’s A Rent Bank?
Original Article: https://blog.vancity.com/whats-rent-bank/ Catherine Ludgate July 8, 2019 When you’re living on a tight budget, it’s scary to think about what would happen if you had to deal with an emergency expense. You might be able … Read More
B.C. budget promises $10M for province-wide rent bank
By Courtney Dickson · CBC News · Posted: Feb 22, 2019 7:16 AM PT This week’s 2019 B.C. budget includes $10 million to create a province-wide rent bank that is meant to help people in need of financial support for housing. Rent … Read More
What’s a rent bank?
By: Catherine Ludgate Taken from https://blog.vancity.com/whats-rent-bank/ When you’re living on a tight budget, it’s scary to think about what would happen if you had to deal with an emergency expense. You might be able to … Read More