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CHC Eligibility Guidelines

Our eligibility criteria is used to determine the most suitable applicants based on their individual needs for a property. CHC offers properties for rent up to a maximum of 74.9% of market rent.

In order to be considered for housing with CHC you are required to meet the criteria below.


You must be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia and have lived in the ACT for at least six (6) months.

Home ownership

You must not own or part-own a residence or property.


Your combined gross household income for the past 52 weeks must fall within the following types (please see table below).

Household composition Entry range* Upper limit*
Single, no children $41,444 $54,643
Single, one child $48,360 $75,601
Couple, no children $51,844 $75,548
Two adults $51,844 $75,548
Couple, one child $58,760 $93,675
Single, two children $58,760 $93,728
Couple, two children $65,676 $111,802
Single, three children $65,676 $111,855
Couple, three children $72,592 $129,929
Single, four children $72,592 $129,982
Couple, four children $79,508 $148,056

Housing Allocation

CHC allocate properties based on the following guidelines:

Household composition 1-bed 2-bed 3-bed 4-bed
Single, no children 1
Single, one child 2
Couple, no children 1 2
Two adults 1 2
Couple, one child 2 3
Single, two children 2 3
Couple, two children 3
Single, three children 3
Couple, three children 3 4
Single, four children 3 4
Couple, four children 3 4