Provincial Policies and Initiatives

BC Housing

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) was introduced by BC Housing in 2006 to help low-income working families with the cost of private market rental housing. Working families earning up to $35,000.00 a year can receive direct rent subsidies ranging from $50 up to $765 per month. The average monthly subsidy is $405.

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) helps make housing more affordable for low-income seniors who rent in the private market. The average monthly subsidy is $158.

For more information about BC Housing call 1.866.465.6873 or visit their webpage at