BC Temporary Rental Supplement

April 2, 2020

The BC NDP has just launched the BC Temporary Rental Supplement for renters.

To be eligible:

Households need to meet each of the following criteria to qualify for the BC Temporary Rental Supplement:

1.        Have a 2019 household income of less than:

  • $74,150 for singles and couples without dependents
  • $113,040 for households with dependents

2.        As a result of COVID-19:

  • Be receiving or eligible for Employment Insurance; or
  • Be receiving or eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit offered by the federal government; or
  • Have experienced, and be able to provide evidence of, a drop of 25% or more in monthly household employment income

3.        Be paying more than 30% of current household income towards rent

Applications may be found at https://bchousing.org/BCTRS

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