Income Eligibility

Eligibility limits are set by the State Government and updated every six months. Below is a summary, for complete details read the Guide to Program Eligibility

If your household income is within the amounts listed in the table, you are eligible to apply for the co-operative program.

Household Size Weekly Income Asset Limit
Single person up to $1,033 $32,276
Two person up to $1,535 $32,276
Three+ people up to $2,070 $32,276

To estimate your income use the gross amount, that is the amount you receive before tax or other deductions. Include income of all people living in your household such as:

  • Wages including regular allowances such as shift payments in your wages
  • Centrelink payments
  • Veterans’ Affairs payments
  • any income you receive from superannuation or investments

Asset Eligibility

The assets used to assess your eligibility for housing include:

  • money in your bank account
  • shares
  • mobile homes and a business/es you may own

NOTE: Superannuation funds are not included unless you are drawing an income from your fund.

Your are not eligible if you own or part-own a house, flat or unit unless you cannot live in or sell the property (there are a range of reasons why this may be the case), please check with CEHL if this situation applies to you.

Household size eligibility

The size of house or maximum number of bedrooms that applicants are eligible for is based on the number of adults and children in your household.

Household composition Number of bedrooms
1 adult 2
1 adult and 1 child 2
1 or 2 adults with 2 children or 3 adults 3
1 or 2 adults with 3 or more children or 4 adults 4

For complete details read the CEHL Bedroom Allocation Policy.