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Rent Information

The NSW Government has now introduced a different method of calculating rent for everyone in social housing from 2022. This includes all government and community housing. 

The main points to be aware of are: 

  • Your rent is currently calculated as being 25% of the total household income. 
  • The new method will calculate your rent as being in a range between 25-30% of total household income. 
  • The new method will start being used from 1 January 2022, for all rent assessments. 
  • It will include new tenancies, transfers to another property and all Argyle Housing initiated rent reviews. 
  • All rent amounts will still include 100% of the Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA). 
  • The rent charged cannot be more than the market rent amount of the property. 
  • The below reports are examples only to show how the sliding scale will work. 

Examples: 

  • Generally – if your total household income is less than $820 per week + CRA, you won’t pay more than 25% 
  • Generally – if your total household income is more than $820 per week + CRA, you may pay between 25% – 30%

Tenants will have the opportunity to meet with the Rent Review Team to discuss individual issues when it’s their turn to have a rent review done next year.  

For more information, please email: rentreview@argylehousing.com.au 

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