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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 $39,936 $52,795
Single, one child $46,592 $73,044
Couple, no children $49,920 $72,993
Two adults $49,920 $72,993
Couple, one child $56,576 $90,507
Single, two children $56,576 $90,558
Couple, two children $63,232 $108,021
Single, three children $63,232 $108,072
Couple, three children $69,888 $125,535
Single, four children $69,888 $125,586
Couple, four children $76,544 $143,049

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