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 2020-2021


 

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


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