Rental Assistance Program

Agency: BC Housing

Program Description:

The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with monthly rent payments.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

Families may be eligible to for the Rental Assistance Program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Some or all of your annual household income must come from employment.
  • You have a gross annual household income of $35,000 or less.
  • You have at least one or more dependent children.
  • You have less than $100,000 in assets.
  • You file an annual income tax return.
  • You pay more than 30 per cent of your household income towards rent for your home, or pay pad rental for a manufactured home (trailer) that you own and occupy.
  • You have lived in British Columbia for the full 12 months immediately preceding the date of application.
  • You meet the residency requirements for the program.


Registration Information

Visit the program website for the detailed registration process. A brochure, providing information on who is eligible and how to apply for housing, is available in English, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Start Dates / Duration

Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (closed statutory holidays)

Program Fee: See the amount of assistance on the website

Contact Information

Contact: N/A

Phone: (604) 433-2218

Fax: (604) 439-4729


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