78% of BC residents believe society has a moral obligation to help homeless people.


78% of BC residents believe society has a moral obligation to help homeless people.

— Street to Home/ Angus Reid Survey


Rent Bank

We’ve been in the news! We’€™re so excited to be opening doors to Kamloops Rent Bank this February. Rent banks provide emergency loans at a low interest rate for people who are going to be evicted from their housing or cut-off from their utilities. Rent banks are for low-income wage earners. People who qualify will have stable income and will have been in stable housing for over a year, those who don’t qualify will be connected with other supports.

These emergency funds keep people with nowhere else to turn from becoming homeless and entering the cycle of poverty. The Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society administrates this program, which is overseen by a community board.

Please note we are not accepting applications until February 2013, but are greatfully accepting donations.

Want to see what others are saying?

Kamloops Daily News: Kamloops Rent Bank Opens Doors In February


Kamloops This Week: Kamloops Rent Bank Opens in February


Kamloops Daily News: Gilchrist: Rent Bank Benefits Outweigh Any Costs


United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo blog: Kamloops Rent Bank Starting in February 2013


Recap: Taxes and Finances

Did you miss our January group session on new tax law and managing personal finances? In case you did, here’€™s the resources we discussed:

New mandatory legislation comes into effect Spring 2013- learn about it here: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Budgeting- what is it, how can it help, where to start- resources here: www.itpaystoknow.gc.ca & www.debtfreeforever.ca