Affordable homes

What is affordable housing?

Affordable housing is accommodation provided at a rental price point that is affordable to low and moderate-income tenants. Rental rates are a percentage of the market rate. Affordable homes are not to be confused with Social homes. Social homes are typically made available to people on very low incomes and allocated according to need.  

Affordable housing is often provided by not-for-profit community housing providers, like BlueCHP, and offered to tenants who meet specific eligibility criteria. A home is considered affordable the home is appropriate to a residents needs, and they can pay rent and still have income left over for other expenses.

Who is eligible? How do I apply?

If your household earns a low or even a moderate wage, you may meet the eligibility criteria for affordable rental housing. What is considered low or moderate wage can vary depending on the relevant government program, household size and composition, and other factors. 

If you think you could be eligible, it’s best to contact one of our partners from the list below. They can assist you in knowing if you qualify and can help you find a home that suits your needs. 


Home in Place 

Home in Place provides tenancy and/or property management for over 7,800 social, affordable and disability housing properties in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and New Zealand. 


Argyle Community Housing 

Argyle Housing currently operates in 17 local government areas and currently serve over 4,500 tenants and 2,400+ properties across NSW and the ACT. 


Jacaranda Housing 

Jacaranda Housing is a community housing provider providing housing and reduced rents to vulnerable people on low incomes across 60 locations in South-East Queensland. 


Southern Cross Community Housing 

Owns and manages approximately 2,300 dwellings covering Southern East NSW, with a service delivery area from Wollongong to Eden across to Cooma and Jindabyne. 


Evolve Housing 

With a presence in 38 local government areas across the Sydney and Hunter regions, as well as the NSW Central Coast and Mid North Coast. Evolve Housing manages 4,522 properties, housing 10,364 residents.