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Chimo Richmond Rent Bank

The Chimo Richmond Rent bank (CRRB) offers a repayable fund to low-income individuals and families who are in need of a damage deposit or are at risk of eviction for late/non-payment of rent or essential utility disconnection due to a temporary shortage of funds or financial crisis. Funding is provided in the form of short-term interest free loan. The CRRB also aims to connect individuals to programs or services to live independently, and to better manage their financial resources.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Must be a Richmond resident
  • Must have legal status in Canada
  • Income level does not exceed Chimo Richmond Rent Bank's limit
  • Must have income sufficient to cover other living expenses
  • Does not have excessive outstanding debts or undischarged bankruptcies
  • Have a current bank account and can provide 3 months (90 days) of banking statements
  • Able to demonstrate a temporary financial need or crisis
  • Does not require extensive assistance
  • Able to demonstrate housing will be stabilized for a minimum of 90 days
  • Must provide Proof of Tenancy (i.e. Rental/Tenancy/Lease agreement; Eviction Notice; Utility Notice of Disconnection; Rent Receipts (at least three) or Rental Payment Record (provided by landlord); Recent household utility bills (Hydro & Fortis); or Confirmation from Landlord or Property Management Company verifying rental or housing arrangement

How to Apply:

Apply here: https://apply.bcrentbank.ca/apply/chimo-community-services

Please contact us if accommodations are needed to access the online form. Note that completion of the form does not guarantee a loan.

After Applying:

Our CRRB workers will assess applications in the order they are received and will contact you in 5-10 business days to inform you if you are eligible for the rent bank program. If you are found to be eligible, you will be invited to complete and return a Loan Application Form along with all required supporting documents for consideration and approval.

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries or submissions to:

E-mail: ccrb@chimoservices.com
Phone: 604-279-7170
Fax: 604-279-7075

Address: 120 - 7000 Minoru Bvld., Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5