Wentworth offers two types of subsidised housing for people on very low to moderate incomes – community housing and affordable housing.
What is affordable housing?
Affordable Housing is housing for individuals/households on low to moderate incomes. The rent is set between 75 – 80% of the market rent or by a percentage of a person’s income usually between 25 – 30% and is only available in some locations and eligibility criteria apply.
Affordable Housing offers many benefits to the individual and the community including:
- Providing housing for a diverse local workforce
- Increased local employment opportunities through the demand for goods and services
- Meeting the needs for the increased number of smaller households in high cost areas
- Promoting economic and social integration
Affordable Housing Eligibility
To be eligible for Affordable Housing through Wentworth:
- You must earn a very low to moderate income. Please click here for income eligibility details
- You must be able to demonstrate a need for Affordable Housing and be unable to resolve this housing need in the private market in the medium to long term without assistance.
- Ideally you will already live in the local area
- You should not have assets or property that could reasonably be expected to solve your housing situation
- You must be an Australian resident, living in Australia
- You must be able to demonstrate the ability to sustain a successful tenancy
Calls for applications are generally specific to individual properties. Further details about Affordable Housing with Wentworth, including the application form, can be found here.