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BC Housing SAFER Program April 2024

Updated: Apr 22

Improvements to the SAFER program will make it available to more seniors by:

  • increasing the income limit for eligibility for SAFER from $33,000 to $37,240, so more seniors will be eligible for rental assistance; 

  • increasing the minimum benefit from $25 to $50 a month or $600 a year;

  • rent ceilings, which help determine the amount of rental assistance for applicants, can now be reviewed and amended annually; and

  • launching a public awareness campaign to ensure more seniors are aware of the program.

SAFER provides seniors with low incomes financial support to help pay monthly rent.

Clients in the new, higher income ranges may receive an average subsidy of $190 per month.


For more information about the Rental Assistance Program, visit: https://www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance/rental-assistance-programs/RAP

For more information about the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters program, visit: https://www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance/rental-assistance-programs/SAFER

To learn more about government’s new Homes for People action plan, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023HOUS0019-000436

To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for people in British Columbia, visit: https://strongerbc.gov.bc.ca/housing  




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