Affordable housing

What is it?

Affordable housing is housing which is rented to people earning very low to moderate incomes. Affordable housing is rented to eligible tenants at no more than 80% of the market rent for a property or 30% of a household’s income. The reduction in rental cost is designed to ensure tenants can afford other basic living costs such as food, clothing, medical care and education.

When BlueCHP has a vacancy in one of our affordable housing properties we will advertise its availability on our website and through other forms of digital media.


To be eligible to rent a BlueCHP affordable housing property you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australia citizen or have permanent residency
  • Be a NSW resident
  • Be able to establish your identity
  • Be able to sustain a tenancy
  • Not own any assets which could be used to solve your housing need
  • Meet the National Rental Affordability Scheme household income eligibility limits. 

For detailed information on these income eligibility limits visit the National Rental Affordabliity Scheme (NRAS) - household income (indexation) website.