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
by assuming the household is receiving the minimum income a household
of that composition would receive from Centrelink. It is the lowest rent that
is charged unless an exemption is granted.
by calculating a % of household income of all members of the household
including any applicable Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA)
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.