Launch – Seniors Rent Bank

Chimo Community Services is excited to announce the launch of its Seniors Rent Bank! This new initiative is the first of its kind in Richmond, and could not have been made possible without the generous donation of $5,000 from the Dream Auction, and other generous donors.

The Seniors Rent Bank will provide short term funding to seniors that live in the City of Richmond, to enable them to secure or maintain their housing. The funding may go towards unpaid rent or utilities to prevent eviction, or may go towards a security deposit or pet deposit to enable a senior to secure housing. The short term funding would be provided in the form of an interest-free loan from our organization, giving seniors who may not have access to existing Provincial supplements, the opportunity for a home. Funding would be used exclusively for housing-related costs, and specific eligibility criteria and requirement for supporting documentation, will apply.

For more information on eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please visit the Seniors Rent Bank page on our website richmondrentalconnect.ca/for-tenants/seniors-rent-bank. Please sign up for our e-mail list, so that you can be informed of any updates with the Seniors Rent Bank, or any news or upcoming projects from Richmond Rental Connect.

Click here for the Seniors Rent Bank Brochure.

Click here for the Seniors Rent Bank Poster.