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 2022-23 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



Two adults



Three adults



Four adults



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