Métis Housing Rent Supplement Program

This program will support Métis citizens with rent supplement payments for a temporary period. There is a required check-in for a housing support review after 6 months. In the sixth month, the applicant must complete and submit a housing need questionnaire to continue receiving supplement support payments.   

The purpose of the questionnaire is to determine the need for additional support to MNBC services or programs and provide an opportunity to work with the applicant toward rent stability.  

The Rent Supplement will pay 30% of the tenants' monthly rent amount directly to the applicant, with a maximum yearly amount of $5700.00 ($475.00 monthly)   

The rent supplement program is a non-taxable benefit, but citizens are expected to report any payments from this program as they may affect Guaranteed Income Supplement payments & income assistance payments.

Program Criteria Overview 

  • MNBC citizenship or an active Citizenship Application
  • Resident of BC for at least 1 year and a photocopy of your BC identification/driver's license
  • Household Income should be below $54,000 - Provide Current NOA for all household members above the age of 19 years

Note: If you do not have your Notice of Assessment, you can obtain one by either logging into your CRA My Account at Canada Revenue Agency/Agence du revenue du Canada - Canada.ca or calling CRA at 1-800-959-8281

  • Must be renting - Current Rental agreement from Landlord required

If you’re interested in applying for the Métis Housing Rent Supplement Program, please fill out and return the application below to rentsupplement@mnbc.ca or Mail it to #380- 13401 108 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5T3.

If technology is a struggle for you, please connect with your local chartered community or a family member for support and more expediate service.

Download the Application Form (PDF)

For PDF applications please email the completed form to rentsupplement@mnbc.ca.

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