Applying for Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs have different eligibility criteria. The majority of our Affordable Housing dwellings have incentives applied to them under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). This scheme is administered by the Federal Government and aims to increase the supply of Affordable Housing properties available to low or moderate income households. The Housing applicants need to meet certain income eligibility limits.

Steps to applying for Affordable Housing:

1. Review Affordable Housing Policy for eligibility


Affordable Housing Policy


2. Complete Affordable Housing Application form


Affordable Housing Application Form


3.    Provide supporting evidence/information including:

  • identification,
  • details of your income & assets,
  • and any specific information about your housing needs (this may include medical information for example)


4.  Assistance

If you require further assistance or have any questions our staff can help you navigate through the process and also complete an application with advice over the phone or by appointment at our office.

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5. Completion of Application

Once your application is complete and has the required documentation/ evidence attached, please send via electronic or hard copy:

•    Email: or
•    Mail: Housing Trust – PO Box 1, Coniston NSW 2500

Approval of Application

Housing Trust only accepts applications for affordable housing when we have a vacancy. We will assess your application to see if you meet the affordable housing eligibility criteria. Once assessed, a letter will be sent to you regarding the outcome.

How properties are allocated:

For affordable housing – new tenants are selected from our Housing Trust Affordable Housing Register. Tenants are matched according to our Allocations Policy.

Download Policy


For more information please contact the Housing Trust via