Resources for Renters
COVID-19 AND TENANCIES
The Residential Tenancy Act has been amended to support renters and landlords during the provincial state of emergency. The amendments are in effect for the duration of the state of emergency.
BC HOUSING RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND RENTAL HOUSING
Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
Provides eligible low-income working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.
Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) Program
SAFER provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes.
Learn about and apply for subsidized housing and access the affordable housing listings.
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY BRANCH
Both landlords and renters have specific rights in a tenancy. Access information, forms and other resources on the website, in person or over the phone.
TRAC (TENANT RESOURCE & ADVISORY CENTRE)
Provides information, education, support and research on residential tenancy matters. Also produces the Tenant Survival Guide.
Tenant Infoline: 604-255-0546
HOPE FOR FREEDOM SOCIETY
Assists homeless individuals through a homeless outreach initiative, a seasonal shelter program, recovery and more.
Phone: 604-464-0475 ǀ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRI-CITIES HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING TASK GROUP
The role of the Task Group is to identify, advocate for and coordinate the actions necessary to prevent and address homelessness in the Tri-Cities and build the capacity of service providers and community organizations to respond effectively.
3030 GORDON SHELTER & TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
Provides an emergency shelter and transitional housing for people who are homeless in the Tri-Cities.
3030 Gordon Avenue | Coquitlam, B.C. | V3C 0E7
Phone: (604) 474-0435
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