SAJE Housing Supports

Last updated on April 4, 2024

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Learn more about Housing Supports for Young Adults

As a key component of the SAJE program, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is working to improve housing supports for young adults with care experience. We want youth transitioning to adulthood to have the supports, services, tools and relationship-based networks they need to thrive.

Updates to Temporary Housing and Support Agreements

In recognition of these temporary pandemic housing measures becoming permanent, youth and young adults with government care experience helped select new names for Temporary Housing Agreements and Temporary Support Agreements – now called SAJE Housing Agreements (SHAs) and SAJE Support Agreements (SSAs).

The Ministry’s Youth Advisory Council, a group of young adults who use their lived experience with the government's care system to improve the quality of care for B.C. children and youth, were instrumental in naming these supports.

Updates to Eligibility for SAJE Housing and SAJE Support Agreements

SHAs and SSAs provide up to $1,250 per month to eligible young adults between the ages of 19 and 21 maintain their pre-19 housing or help to cover their living expenses (for a maximum of 24 months). Young adults eligible for, or on a SHA, can move from a SHA to a SSA at any time between their 19th and 21st birthday. 

For more information on SHAs and SSAs, including eligibility requirements, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Rent Supplement Program

The Rent Supplement Program provides $600-a-month in financial assistance for up to two years (or a recipient’s 27th birthday) to eligible young adults between the ages of 19 and 27 who are renting in the private market. Applications are accepted over a two-week intake period twice per year (typically in February and September).

The February Rent Supplement intake period is now closed. 

For more information on Rent Supplements, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, read our Frequently Asked Questions and other resources.

For questions and support, email or call 1-866-623-3001.