What is it Social Housing?
Social housing is an innovative housing option for any family or individual on a low income. For those people who cannot afford a home and who pay more than 30% of their income in a private rental property, community housing is managed by not-for-profit housing organisations who act as landlords to provide long term security of tenure in quality-built homes at an affordable rental rate.
A community home looks like any other home on the street. Tenants that are lucky enough to move into a community home often report a far higher quality of life, significant financial relief, and a true sense of housing security and stability.
In the majority of cases, to be eligible for community housing, you must first be eligible for public housing. To be eligible, you must meet the Social Housing Income Eligibility limits effective from 1 July 2012. The new fact sheet Applying for Social Housing (PDF, 538KB) provides more detailed information about the eligibility limits.