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What is Affordable Housing

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.

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.

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.

Eligibility

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 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 Affordability Scheme (NRAS) – household income (indexation) website.

What is Social Housing?

Social housing is housing available for people on very low to moderate incomes who have a housing need. Social housing includes public housing properties managed by Housing NSW and some community housing properties managed by registered community housing organisations, such as BlueCHP.

Social Housing rent

BlueCHP works in line with the Housing NSW Community Housing Rent Policy.

Rent is calculated taking into account 25% of your total assessable income, 15% of Family Tax Benefit Part A and B, 15% of income of household persons aged 18 – 20 years (who are not the tenant or their partner) and 100% of Commonwealth Rent Assistance.

BlueCHP will calculate rent payable at the commencement of your tenancy and then conduct a rent review twice each year to ensure you are paying the correct amount of rent.

When there are changes to your household income you must notify BlueCHP within 14 days of the change and provide all of the information required to re-calculate your rent.  If a tenant does not do this the rent will increase to full market rent until this information is provided.

BlueCHP is committed to sustaining tenancies; as such we encourage you to ensure you are always two weeks ahead with your rent.  If for some reason you fall behind in your rent please contact us immediately to discuss a solution.

Read the BlueCHPs policies on social housing rent and rent arrears.