Skip to content

Rent Bank BC

Connecting people at risk of homelessness to rental supports

Two women washing dishes and talking

About Rent Bank BC

Rent Bank BC provides rental supports to those who are experiencing challenges with paying their rent and/or essential utilities (gas/hydro).


The program offers interest-free financial assistance up to $1500. Loans are paid directly to the landlord or utility company, and repayment agreements range from six to 36 months.


This program is made possible by funding provided by The City of Nanaimo, The Regional District of Nanaimo and the Province of British Columbia.


Vancouver Island
If you are looking for this service in another location in BC or the Yukon, please contact us to connect with a Connective partner in your community.

How to Apply

To apply for support, please visit

Contact Rent Bank BC

Everyone deserves to feel safe and included in their chosen community, and so we are here for everyone – at every stage, in any circumstance.


Whether you’re looking for services or looking for information, we invite you to explore our website or contact our staff anytime using this form.

"*" indicates required fields

Explore More

All Services

An overview of the supports and services we offer across BC and the Yukon

Nanaimo Housing First

Connecting people at risk of homelessness to rental supports

Homelessness Prevention Program

Connecting people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness with safe, affordable housing