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
Sole parent with one child
Sole parent with two children
Sole parent with three children
Couple with one child
Couple with two children
Couple with three children