Sunday, August 12, 2007

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE?

EARNING $28,000 OR LESS? YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE

You may be eligible to for the Rental Assistance Program if you meet the following criteria:

Some or all of your annual income must come from employment.
You have a gross annual income below $28,000.
You have at least one or more dependent child under the age of 19.
You have less than $10,000 in assets.
You file an annual income tax return.
You pay more than 30 per cent of your household income towards rent for your home, or pay pad rental for a manufactured home (trailer) that you own and occupy.
You have lived in British Columbia for the full 12 months immediately preceding the date of application.
You meet the residency requirements for the program.

You will not be eligible for the Rental Assistance Program if:

You or your family receive income assistance under the B.C. Employment and Assistance Act (excluding the Medical Services only).
If your annual household income is over $28,000.
You live in subsidized housing.
You live in co-operative housing and are a shareholder.
You or a member of your family do not meet the residency requirements or came to Canada under a private sponsorship agreement that is still in force.
You own a home that you do not live in.

To learn more about the Rental Assistance Program visit their website by clicking here.

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