B.C. announces $500-a-month rent supplement, freezes rent increases and evictions
Rent supplement will be paid directly to landlords, in cases where tenants are struggling to pay rent due to income lost through virus crisis.
The additional rental assistance program will be delivered through BC Housing directly to the Landlords. The measures are part of the province’s $5 billion COVID-19 response plan – which was announced on Monday – and follow tax and payment deferral options from governments, Crown corporations and banks intended to ease the financial burdens Canadians’ may be facing.
Earlier today, the federal government announced a new $2,000 monthly benefit for Canadians, which replaces and expands two previously announced emergency benefits.