Affordable Housing Scheme: rental dwellings
If you are looking for somewhere to rent and you work in one of the Northern Territory's (NT) key service industries, you may be eligible to apply to rent an Affordable Housing Scheme dwelling.
The NT Government head leases dwellings from the private sector to provide more affordable housing options around the NT.
These are then subleased to eligible low to middle income earning tenants.
Key service jobs are listed on the NT's skilled occupation priority list.
For information and list updates, read high demand and critical jobs.
You or one of your household must have a job. Preference is given to working in one of the following key service areas:
- tourism and hospitality
- education and childcare
- health and emergency services
- public service front line positions only
- community and social services
- transport and logistics
- agriculture and fisheries
- real estate and property management
- media and advertising
- sales and marketing
- recreation, arts and entertainment.
In addition to the meeting the conditions above you cannot:
- currently own a property in the NT
- get a rental subsidy from your employer
- be directly employed in the resources sector.
To apply you need to meet a number of conditions.
You must be able to show you can make regular rental payments.
At least one member of the household must be employed.
Household income limits
You must meet income limits to be eligible.
|Household type||Maximum gross household income (before tax)|
|Sole parent with one child||$108,587|
|Sole parent with two children||$134,622|
|Sole parent with three children||$160,658|
|Couple with one child||$134,547|
|Couple with two children||$160,583|
|Couple with three children||$186,618|
If the above is not relevant, you can also calculate your household income using the following figures:
|Household||Maximum gross household income (before tax)|
|Each additional adult||$30,026|
|First sole parent||$82,551|
You can apply to rent these dwellings at 70% of market rates in Darwin, Palmerston, Coolalinga, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.
They are managed by private rental property agents.
You can get an application form and more information by contacting the affordable housing scheme property manager in your region and you can also view all rental options on the agent's website.
|Palmerston and Coolalinga||Elders Real Estate||08 8931 5027||Elders Real Estatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darwin and Top End||Elders Real Estate||08 8931 5027||Elders Real Estateemail@example.com|
|Alice Springs||LJ Hooker||08 8950 6333||LJ Hookerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tennant Creek||Andrews Property||08 8962 2111||Andrews Propertyemail@example.com|
Venture Housing Company is a government initiated not-for-profit affordable housing rental company that offers eligible Darwin residents rentals below market rates.
There are also more affordable rental options available in the private market.
Last updated: 22 June 2020
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