British Columbia

The Fraser Valley Rent Bank provides one-time emergency loans and grants for families and individuals who are at risk of losing their homes. Loans are provided to pay for security deposits, utility deposits, and arrears and rent, with a maximum loan repayment period of 24 months. Participants also have the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in effective money management.

The objectives of the Fraser Valley Rent Bank are to:

  • Secure stable housing or prevent eviction
  • Avoid utility disconnection or re-connect utilities
  • Build knowledge and skills in effective money management

In order to be considered for a loan or grant, an applicant must: 

  • Permanently reside in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs
  • Have 2 pieces of ID (one must be government-issued)
  • Agree to a personal financial position assessment (full disclosure)
  • Have a consistent source of income
  • Unable to access any other form of government assistance for housing
  • Be paying market rates (not subsidized)
  • Have rental costs that do not exceed the ongoing ability to rent
  • Not be more than one month in arrears
  • Not have any other loans in process

For more information, 

Email - fvrap@mccbc.ca

Call Jane at 604-851-7726 (Abbotsford & Mission)  

Click here for the FVRAP Rental Assistance Form

This program has received funding from: 
BC Rent Bank, Abbotsford Community Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, 
First West Foundation through Envision Financial Community Endowment and the Government of Canada’s - Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.