Social Housing is provided by the government through Housing ACT to low income households and those people who are unable to find appropriate accommodation in the private rental market, such as people with a disability. Housing ACT also head leases properties to community organisations such as community housing providers and emergency and crisis accommodation service providers.
Tenants of Housing ACT pay either a maximum of 25% of their income in rent, or the market rent, which ever is lower. The balance is an unfunded 'rent rebate' of approximately $59 million supplied by the housing providers. At February 2008, Housing ACT managed 11,617 social housing properties valued at $3.1 billion.
About help with rent from Social Housing
Addresses & Client Contacts
Complaints and Feedback
Customer Service Commitment Charter
Details of current Social Housing Waiting Lists
Eligibility for Social Housing
Eligibility for Early Allocation
How to Apply for Social Housing
Public Rental Housing Assistance Program
Social Housing Assistance Eligibility
Social Housing and Homelessness Services
Rent Payment Options