There are two types of housing which Argyle Housing can assist you with in NSW and the ACT – these are Social Housing and Affordable Housing.
People in Australia who are on low incomes can access housing from what is broadly known as Social Housing. To access Social Housing you must be able to satisfy eligibility criteria set by the relevant state or territory via an application process. To see if you are eligible, please review the relevant state/territory department resources below:
Social housing is one of the products you can be considered for when you make an application for housing assistance. You can also apply for housing assistance if you are already a tenant of a social housing provider (such as DCJ or a participating community housing provider).
In general, you must be at least 18 years of age and fulfill the Eligibility for Social Housing Policy.
Affordable Housing provides Australians who are on low to moderate incomes with an opportunity to rent homes at a rate that is below market value rent. Thus ensuring they can afford basic living costs such as food, clothing, medical care and education. Affordable Housing is developed to encourage low income earners into the rental property market. These properties are not Social Housing – they are affordable private rental homes.
Eligibility is strictly income dependent. The total income of the all tenants of an Affordable Housing rental property is used to calculate the overall household income for that property.
Affordable Housing provides Australians who are working on low to moderate incomes with an opportunity to rent homes at a rate that is below market value rent. You may be eligible if you can prove that over the past 12 months you have received an income between $52,795 and $156,919 depending on your family size, and the weekly cost of rent does not exceed more than 30% of your weekly household income.
If you are an Australian Citizen, employed and eligible for Affordable Housing, please fill in the form below and a representative from Argyle Housing will be in touch with you shortly.