How is your rent calculated?
Government subsidy – social housing
Most of our homes were funded with the help of the State or Federal Government.
The rent policy for these homes is written by the State Government. They require us to review your rent twice a year.
Tenants can apply for a discounted rent based on their household income, if we have written proof of your income at each rent review (or when income changes).
A discounted rent is no more than the total of:
• 25% of gross assessable household income and
• all Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) available to that household.
No Government subsidy – affordable housing
A few of our homes were funded by Westside Housing without a Government subsidy.
The rent charged is related to the rent that would be charged in private rental. It is then discounted by 25%.
If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact Katrina on 08 8155 6070 or fill out a feedback form on our website.