Canada Housing Benefit coming soon
Many tenants will be eligible for a one-time payment of $500 starting December 12.
Starting December 12, all eligible tenants will be able to apply for a one-time supplement through the Canada Housing Benefit, a program set up by the federal government to relieve the financial pressures of too much rent. high, in the context of rising inflation.
This benefit administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will provide a tax-free one-time payment of $500, if income and the amount paid for rent are eligible according to the calculations established by the CRA. The student community also has access to this allowance.
“This supplement is intended to help low-income tenants pay their rent. You may be eligible for a tax-free one-time payment of $500 if your income and the amount you pay for rent are eligible,” said Bourassa MP Emmanuel Dubourg.