The Vancouver Rent Bank

The Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) aims to increase housing stability by preventing evictions or the loss of essential utilities.


  • One-time interest-free loans to low-income people in temporary financial crisis
  • Advocacy and referral services


The Vancouver Rent Bank is funded by the

  • City of Vancouver
  • Streetohome Foundation
  • Vancouver Foundation


Program partners have also agreed to support the initiative through expertise and other services.

  • Vancity will provide micro-loans advice to help facilitate the approval process
  • BC Hydro Power Smart kits will be provided to eligible clients to help reduce overall expenses and energy consumption
  • UBC Department of Economics will help with data collection and analysis
  • The Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS) will administer the Rent Bank

Visit the VRB website

Contact the Vancouver Rent Bank


Find help

BC211's Redbook is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.