Housing, Supporting, Connecting.
Affordable housing is for people and households on low to moderate incomes.
The rent for affordable housing is set at a discounted market rate or by a percentage of a person’s income, usually between 25 - 30%, so that tenants are also able to meet other basic living costs such as food, clothing, transport, medical care and education.
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
To be eligible for Affordable Housing through Wentworth, you must meet the following criteria:
- At least one person in the household must be working.
- Earn a low to moderate income within minimum and maximum National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) limits. Have a look at income eligibility details. A small number of properties are funded under other programs and have higher income limits. If you have questions, contact us for more information.
- 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
- Be an Australian resident, living in Australia
- Be able to demonstrate the ability to sustain a successful tenancy