Affordable housing is for people who are earning low to moderate incomes and are finding it difficult to pay the amount of rent being charged in the private market. 

 

If someone is eligible for affordable housing, they will pay a discounted rent which is 20% less than the average rent for the same property in the private market.


Who is eligible?

 

To be eligible for affordable housing, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • live in New South Wales 
  • be able to provide ID (i.e. drivers license or passport) 
  • have a household income within set limits
  • not own property that could help you with your housing needs.

 


The 2020-21 household income eligibility limits are:


 

Who Lives in Your House?

Maximum Amount You Can Earn Year 1

Maximum Amount You Can Earn 

Year 2

One adult

52,324

65,405

Two adults

72,341

90,427

Three adults

92,358

115,448

Four adults

112,375

140,469

Sole parent with one child

72,391

90,489

Sole parent with two children

89,748

112,185

Sole parent with three children

107,105

133,882

Couple with one child

89,698

112,123

Couple with two children

107,055

133,819

Couple with three children

124,412

155,515