Who qualifies for safer in BC?
age 60 or older
To be eligible you must meet all of the following: You are age 60 or older. You lived in BC the full, 12-month period before submitting your application. You pay more than 30% of your gross, before tax, monthly household income towards rent for your home.
What is BC Rental Assistance Program?
Rental assistance is a cost-effective, flexible and direct cash subsidy aimed at keeping low-income working families with children and low-income seniors renting in the private market.
Is BC Housing government?
The federal government and BC Housing combine to fund housing in British Columbia. We work with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to address housing needs across the province.
Is BC Rental Assistance taxable?
Benefit (also known as Rental Assistance) – A monthly non-taxable payment issued to eligible families to help make Rent more affordable.
How much is rent subsidy in BC?
The Rental Assistance Program reimburses a percentage of the difference 30 percent of your gross household income and your rent, subject to the maximum rent ceilings.
Who gets income assistance in BC?
You have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from looking for work. You or anyone in your immediate family is a person with disabilities (PWD) You can’t legally work in Canada. You are 65 or older.
Will house prices drop in BC?
B.C. homes prices forecast to dip 3.8% next year following interest rate hikes. Rising interest rates will likely trigger a “modest price correction” in Canadian real estate next year, with B.C. and Ontario seeing the biggest drops, according to a new housing forecast.
What is affordable housing BC?
About the Program Affordable rental housing is housing with rents equal to, or lower than, average rates in the private-market. Our partners use Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation data to set rates. They may also use information from local communities to set a limit for a specific location.
Who qualifies for housing subsidy?
You are 18 years or older. You are married or living with a partner. You are single or divorced and have proven financial dependents permanently living with you. Your maximum monthly household income is R 3 500 or less before deductions.
How long can you stay on welfare in BC?
Of all the changes the BC government has made to social assistance, the most radical is the introduction of welfare time limits. The rule kicked-in April 1, 2002, and limits “employable” people without children to only two years of social assistance during any five year period.
What happens if you fail to inform BC Housing of income assistance?
Failure to advise BC Housing that you are receiving income assistance will result in a debt that will need to be repaid. What are the residency requirements? The applicant and their spouse cannot be under private sponsorship, except where BC Housing has accepted that private sponsorship has broken down.
How do I find public housing in BC?
BC Housing manages public housing in B.C., and maintains the housing registry, a subsidized housing listing and application service. The housing registry includes public housing and some non-profit and co-op housing. Call toll-free: 1-800-257-7756 (604-433-2218 in the Lower Mainland).
What kind of housing is available in BC?
BC Housing manages public housing in B.C., and maintains the housing registry, a subsidized housing listing and application service. The housing registry includes public housing and some non-profit and co-op housing. Subsidized Housing. Affordable Seniors’ Rental Housing.
How does BCBC housing collect information about me?
BC Housing only collects information from applicants applying for the Rental Assistance Program in accordance with Section 26c of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOI Act). We do not disclose your information to other public bodies or individuals except as authorized by law.