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Affordable housing

Affordable housing provides rental homes to people on low to moderate incomes.

This type of rental housing is partly funded by the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) where rents are set at no more than 80% of the property’s market value. An annual payment is provided to owners of properties rented under the scheme. In return properties must be rented to eligible tenants at a discount from the typical market rent for the property.


Leases are generally for 12 months. If you are interested in an affordable housing (NRAS) property you can:

If you are in need of emergency housing please call the Homeless Gateway service on 1800 003 308.

Unity also has a leaflet with more detailed information called If you need housing. It has the contact details of agencies which may be able to assist you. You can download it here.