Financial Assistance for Residents Affected By Flooding

December 5, 2021

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is available for people affected by flooding and landslides from Nov. 14 to Dec. 2, 2021.

This assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities within the Fraser Valley Regional District.

DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, business owners, farm owners, and charitable organizations that were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses. By regulation, DFA is unable to compensate for losses for which insurance was reasonably and readily available. DFA will continue to assess each individual applicant by applying its existing legislative criteria in a fair and consistent way.

How to Apply

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) will accept applications until March 3, 2022.

  • Complete the DFA online application form. Please note applications need to be signed (physical or digital signature).
  • Printed applications are available at the Fraser Valley Regional District offices at 1-45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack. More locations in the Regional District will be added soon. Watch for updates on social media @FraserValleyRD (Twitter/Facebook).

Facts about Disaster Financial Assistance:

Applicants should be aware of the following:

  • Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80% of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000.
  • Claims may be made in more than one category (e.g., homeowner and farm owner).
  • A homeowner or residential tenant must show that the home is their principal residence.
  • Seasonal or recreational properties, hot tubs, patios, pools, garden tools, landscaping, luxury items (e.g., jewelry, fur coats and collectibles) and recreational items (e.g., bicycles) are not eligible.
  • Small business owners and farm owners must demonstrate that their farms and businesses are their primary source of income.
  • Charitable organizations must provide a benefit of service to the community at large.
  • DFA is limited to restoring actual damage caused by a specific disaster that has been declared eligible for compensation.

Learn More:

Information, eligibility criteria, categories, and applications can be found by calling toll-free 1 888 257 4777 or visiting this website

See a map of eligible Indigenous communities, electoral areas, and municipalities.