Financial Resources 

Housing

BC Housing- Rental Assistance Program 

The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.

To qualify, families must have a gross household income of $35,000 or less (maximum income increases to $40,000 effective September 2018), have at least one dependent child, and have been employed at some point over the last year.

451 Winnipeg Street. Penticton, BC. V2A 5M6

T: 250-493-0301/ Toll-free: 1-800-834-7149

 Website: interiorregion@bchousing.org

Nutrition and Other Needs

Gardengate Program: Provided by Open Door Group

Gardengate is a space of healing and recovery for individuals living with addictions or mental health conditions. Through activities in the garden, we will support you to work towards personal goals such as healthy eating, active living, or vocational training.  Build skills and confidence as you grow and harvest food for yourself, and for the Kamloops community.

You can sign up as a participant if you have an addiction, or a mental health condition, and you are interested in Gardengate programs.

Contact us to set up a tour of the garden.  You can phone or email us directly or ask someone to arrange the tour on your behalf. Tours are about 20 minutes and take place Monday to Friday afternoons by appointment.

Address: 915 Southhill Street. Kamloops, BC. V2B 7Z9

T: 250-554-9453

Website: https://www.opendoorgroup.org/programs/gardengate/

Finances and Benefits

BC Family Benefit

The B.C. Family Benefit, which replaced the B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit provides a tax-free monthly payment to families with children under the age of 18. 

For the July 2022 to June 2023 benefit period, the maximum benefit B.C. families may receive is:

  • $133.33 per month for your first child

  • $83.33 per month for your second child

  • $66.67 per month for each additional child

If the adjusted family net income is $25,806 or less, you’ll receive the maximum benefit amount.

If your adjusted family net income for the 2021 taxation year is more than $25,806 but less than $82,578, the benefit is reduced by 0.33% (1/300th) of the portion of income over $25,806 until it is reduced to the minimum benefit of: 

  • $58.33 per month for your first child

  • $56.67 per month for your second child

  • $55 per month for each additional child​

If your adjusted family net income for the 2021 taxation year is $82,578 or higher, the maximum benefit you can receive is:

  • $58.33 per month for your first child

  • $56.67 per month for your second child

  • $55 per month for each additional child

Those amounts are reduced by 0.33% (1/300th) of the portion of income over $82,578 until it's reduced to zero.

For more information please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/affordability/family-benefit

Address: 520 Seymour Street. Kamloops, BC. V2C 2G9

  T: 1-800-622-6232

Updated Nov 2022