Low-income renters can apply for a one-time rent top-up beginning today (Monday).
The money is part of the federal government’s Canada Housing Benefit and is worth about 500 dollars for eligible renters.
To qualify, families must have a net income of 35 thousand or less or individual renters must make less than 20 thousand a year.
The feds say it will benefit almost 2 million Canadians.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire