Affordable Housing

What is affordable housing?

Affordable housing is for people and households on low to moderate incomes. 

The rent you pay for affordable housing is usually between 30% of your income or 75% of the market rent so you are also able to pay for other basic living costs such as food, clothing, transport, medical care and education. 

Wentworth is a registered provider of affordable housing in NSW.

Am I eligible?

Affordable housing is usually managed like a private rental property, but to live in affordable housing, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • EMPLOYMENT – At least one person in the household must be working.
  • INCOME – Your total household income before tax (including Commonwealth Rent Assistance) must be within the income eligibility range. Click here for income levels.
  • HOUSING NEED – You must be able to show a need for affordable housing and be unable to resolve this housing need in the private market in the medium to long term without assistance.
  • LOCATION – Ideally, you will already live in the Western Sydney local area or have established links to the area.
  • ASSETS – You shouldn’t have assets or property that could reasonably be expected to solve your housing situation.
  • AUSTRALIAN RESIDENCY – You must be an Australian resident, living in Australia.
  • GOOD RENTAL HISTORY – You must be able to show that you can maintain a successful tenancy.

How do I apply?

To apply for an affordable housing property with Wentworth, you must first meet all the eligibility requirements listed above.

You will then need to complete and submit our Affordable Housing Application Form.

Your application will be assessed based on the information you give on this form.

Make sure you answer all questions with as much detail as possible. Please provide extra documentation if required. The more information you provide, the easier it is for our team to assess your application quickly.

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