One out of five seniors in BC receives a cash subsidy toward their rent. Find out if you are eligible. The Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER), managed by BC Housing, is a cash rent subsidy payable to eligible seniors 60+ who pay rent or pad rent for their housing. The average monthly income of SAFER recipients is $1,675, their average rent is $1,052 and the average rent subsidy provided is $199 per month.

For more information on eligibility, please see the SAFER brochure (online at or call the SAFER office at 604-433-2218 (or toll-free at 1-800-257-7756). Existing clients need to reapply each year.

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