BC is introducing a new temporary rental supplement which will help households by offering up to $500 a month towards their rent. The funds will be paid directly to landlords on their behalf, to ensure landlords continue to receive rental income during the pandemic.
This new 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 you apply in April, you will get payments for all three months. If you apply in May, you 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.