HOW IS RENT CALCULATED?
Rent on all our properties are geared to income or based on housing allowance from Social Assistance. There are minimums applied, with some subsidies applied to specific properties. All properties are rented below established market rent.
If you are unable to pay your rent on time, you must contact the Tenant Relations Officer before it is due. If you qualify for an extension you will be required to sign an agreement which details your plan for payment.
Rent extensions are a privilege and are approved based on consideration of your circumstances and your rent payment history.
AHS policy is to serve a 10-day Notice to End Tenancy for any unapproved late rent and to serve a One Month Notice to End Tenancy for repeated late rent payments.
In order for AHS to receive funding we are required to review the income of all residents annually, before March 31st each year. When you receive a notice from our office requesting income verification it is imperative that you comply in a timely manner. Failure to do so will result in the removal of your rent subsidy or the end of your tenancy.
A change in household income may result in a change to your monthly rent or a transition plan for households who exceed our housing income limits.
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY BRANCH
We are guided by and fall under the authority of the Residential Tenancy Branch of BC.
Know Your Rights and visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies for more information.