Rent charged in the CEHL Housing Program is designed to be affordable for tenants on low incomes.

Rent is calculated according to the CEHL Rent Assessment Policy and in line with the standards set by the Housing Registrar

There are three rent categories:

  • Rent category How rent is calculated
    Minimum The lowest rent charged Based on 25% of typical Centrelink income and 100% of entitled Commonwealth Rent Assistance for the household composition
    Assessed by household income of all members of the household
    Maximum by property size (number of bedrooms) and zone

Bond is not charged in the Co-operative Housing Program

How much rent can I expect to pay?

Rent is based on the number of people in your household, the total household income, type of co-op model, and zone. With so many variables it's difficult to provide an overview.

See the CEHL Rent Assessment Policy for tables of minimum and maximum rents for the different co-op models and detail on rent calculation.

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