Community Housing is designed to support those with little or no income by providing low cost, income based rental for high needs tenants from the One Social Housing Waitlist.
Tenants are referred to the HHC from the Department of Communities (Housing & Homelessness Services) when a vacancy in one of our properties arises. We operate over 200 properties within a number of programs in partnership with the Department. As of June 2009, these are;
Accommodation within the scheme is provided in a mix of houses, duplexes and low rise unit blocks. Some of these properties are rented from the private rental market by the HHC and sub-let to eligible tenants; some are owned by the HHC, and some are managed by the HHC on behalf of the Department of Communities.
Rent is charged based on the income of tenants - at 25% of income plus Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
In general, community housing is intended as a bridge towards either public housing, affordable housing or the private rental market.
The HHC is always seeking new rental properties to head lease for the Community Rent Scheme. If you are a property owner or rental manager, you can contact us here.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of community housing, you must register for assistance with the Department of Communities. Register for Housing Assistance