Applications Open for BC Temporary Rental Supplement
As a support to workers and residents during COVID-19, a new provincial program will provide a temporary rental supplement for April, May and June 2020. It will cover part of the rent for low- and moderate-income renters who have lost income as a result of COVID-19. Applicants will only have to apply once. If they apply in April, they will get payments for all three month. If they apply in May, they will get payments for the two remaining months. It is expected that the first payments will be provided before the end of April.
The program gives $300 per month for eligible households with no dependents, and $500 per month for eligible households with dependents.
BC Temporary Rental Supplement
- Open to low-to-moderate income individuals ($74,150 for singles and couples without dependents and $113,040 for households with dependents)
- Applicants must be paying at least 30% of their current household monthly income to rent, and must also be eligible for/receiving Employment Insurance, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, or can show a 25% decline in monthly income
- Also includes a freeze on evictions and rent increases, and limitations on the use of common property and access to units by landlord