Affordable rental housing is rental housing appropriate for the needs of low to moderate-income households. Affordable rental housing costs less so that people on lower incomes can afford a place to live while also being able to keep up with everyday living costs such as food, clothing, transport, medical care and education. We all know what a struggle that can be, which is why affordable rental housing is so important.
Most affordable rental housing is managed by not-for-profit community housing providers. Each affordable rental property has its own eligibility criteria, and the providers assess applications like yours against these criteria. While each application is independent, WelcomeMat helps to streamline the process.
If you meet certain eligibility criteria based on income, household composition or other metrics you may be eligible for an affordable rental property. Specific criteria may vary between affordable housing providers, depending on the affordable housing programs that they participate in. If you are working in a lower-paid occupation, are a key-worker such as a teacher, police officer or nurse, or are on an aged or disability pension then you may be eligible. Applying for a property is straightforward and your eligibility will be assessed efficiently during the process.