I am so pleased that the Vancouver Rent - a vital tool to keep low-income Vancouverites in their homes and prevent unnecessary homelessness is up and running.
I helped to found our new Vancouver Rent Bank after a senior in my neighbourhood lost her home through no fault of her own, and ended up sleeping in her van on the streets of Vancouver.
The Rent Bank will provide interest free loans for people in danger of eviction and will target those people who regularly pay their rent but because of unforeseen circumstances are temporarily unable to make their rent or utility payments.
Thanks to the support of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, Street to Home Foundation, the Network of Inner City Service Societies and others - this service will help individuals and families across our city stay in their homes.
For more information about the program click here