Eligibility for affordable housing mostly depends on your household income, which must be within the maximum limits set by the NSW and/or Australian governments. 


Income levels are assessed against gross income limits according to the household composition. 


A household’s gross income for the 12 months prior to commencement of a lease must be equal to or less than the relevant income limits for the household's composition.

 

The maximum household income limits are indexed and are reviewed every year. 


More information is available at this link:


National Rental Affordability Scheme Income limits 2021-22



Who Lives in Your House?

Maximum Amount You Can Earn Year 1

Maximum Amount You Can Earn 

Year 2

One adult

$52,795

$65,994

Two adults

$72,993

$91,242

Three adults

$93,191

116,489

Four adults

$113,389

$141,737

Sole parent with one child

$73,044

$91,305

Sole parent with two children

$90,558

$113,198

Sole parent with three children

$108,072

$135,090

Couple with one child

$90,507

$113,134

Couple with two children

$108,021

$135,027

Couple with three children

$125,535

$156,919


Affordable Income Limits for NON NRAS


 

Who Lives in Your House?

Maximum Amount You Can Earn Year 1

One adult

$66,300

Two adults

$99,500

Sole parent with one child

$86,200

Sole parent with two children

$106,100

Sole parent with three children

$126,00

Couple with one child

$119,400

Couple with two children

$139,300

Couple with three children

$159,200