Community

The BlueCHP vision recognises people and local communities play an integral part in the day-to-day activities we undertake. Although BlueCHP does not provide tenancy management, or the day-to-day services our members deliver, BlueCHP works to ensure those who are experiencing economic disadvantage still have opportunity to be socially connected, live productively, and contribute to society.

Who lives in our houses?

Affordable housing tenants

They are our local community’s key workers, providing essential services in social support, education, crime prevention and health industries. Affordable housing may be for rent or purchase. Rents are based on household income, for lower income people they are determined on a set proportion of household income, generally 30% or less of their gross income. For those on higher incomes within the income limits, rent is based on a discounted market rent, which is up to 80% of the market price.Housing for this group will be supplied through the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)

Social Housing Tenants

Social housing tenants are people on low to very low incomes. They often experience disadvantage due to family breakdown, health, disability or unemployment and require a high quality safe and secure home from which they can rebuild their lives. Many of the people within this group are at risk or have experienced homelessness. In New South Wales housing for people on low to moderate incomes is managed through a single applications housing register called Housing Pathways

What is the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)?

The Federal Government developed the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) which is aimed at creating and providing affordable housing for key workers including nurses, police, childcare workers, etc. NRAS is not a public housing or welfare program; it is a tax incentive to induce more private investment in the lower price range of the residential construction market.NRAS seeks to address the shortage of affordable rental housing by offering tax-free financial incentives to the business sector and not for profit community housing organisations to build and rent new affordable dwellings.

For more information

Fact sheet - National Rental Incentive 

NRAS Frequently Asked Questions
Source: Department of Social Services (Housing Support: NRAS)