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CHC Eligibility Guidelines

Our eligibility guideline 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 80% 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.


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 $51,700 $77,600
Single, one child $67,200 $100,900
Couple, no children $77,600 $116,400
Two adults $77,600 $116,400
Couple, one child $93,100 $139,700
Single, two children $82,700 $124,200
Couple, two children $108,600 $163,000
Single, three children $98,200 $147,500
Couple, three children $124,100 $186,300
Single, four children $113,700 $170,800
Couple, four children $139,600 $209,600

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