Tenancy

Make our properties your home

CHC are the leading provider of affordable rental accommodation in Canberra.  We offer properties to eligible tenants priced at less than  75% of current market rent. To ensure transparency, eligibility requirements must be met by all of our tenants.

We deliver homes to the community in various locations across Canberra and are continuously growing our rental portfolio. To be considered for a CHC property you must meet our eligibility criteria and register your interest.

Information about availability and eligibility are outlined below.

Eligibility Requirements

CHCs eligibility criteria is structured to provide housing opportunities for those on low to moderate income. To be eligible to be considered for a CHC rental property, you must:

  • not exceed the current tenant eligibility criteria
  • not own or part-own a property
  • live in Canberra, and have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

In addition to the above base criteria, CHC use a housing allocation matrix to ascertain the suitability of applicants for each property. It is important to note that eligibility is not the only measure used for assessment and meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee that a housing offer will be made.

View CHC Eligibility Guidelines

Vacancies

Sorry there are no rental property vacancies at present. Vacancies will be listed below when they arise.
Please read the CHC Eligibility Guidelines and complete the Registration of Interest form to be considered for future vacancies as they become available.

Submit a registration of interest

To register to be considered for a CHC property, follow the steps below:

1. Read CHC’s Eligibility Guidelines.
2. Submit a Registration of Interest.

If you require assistance in registering your interest for tenancy with CHC, you can email tenancy@chcaustralia.com.au or phone 02 6248 7716.

 


Next steps:

If you are registering for a specific property you have seen advertised and meet eligibility requirements, you will be contacted to submit an application for tenancy.

General registrations of interest will be contacted when suitable properties become available.

Group Homes

Our rental portfolio includes the innovative Group Homes properties. Designed, developed and built by CHC, Group Homes are designed to offer shared accommodation to tenants who benefit from living in a group facility. This may include, but is not limited to, multi-generational family living arrangements, disability housing and elderly residents who require additional care and support.

CHC have a specialised disability group property called Disability House which includes an on-site manager and a support program to assist residents with day-to-day activities such as groceries, cleaning, gardening, catching public transport and caring for themselves and those around them.

To find out about current vacancies within our Group Homes, read the CHC Eligibility Requirements and submit an Expression of Interest.

Apprentice House

Apprentice House is one of the many unique housing opportunities delivered by CHC and allows low-income Canberra apprentices the opportunity to access accommodation in a shared living arrangement while completing a trade. Located in Lyons, this purpose-built home sleeps five people and offers a private bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom as well as a shared communal living area.

To find out about current vacancies at Apprentice House, read the CHC Eligibility Requirements and submit an Expression of Interest.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an initiative to provide support to those with a disability, families and carers. The scheme provides financial support and facilitates services to ensure people with a disability are given the opportunity to find suitable accommodation, develop skills for employment, are enabled to carry out day-to-day activities, engage with their community and obtain the support they need.

CHC are a registered provider of the NDIS for Specialist Disability Accommodation. CHC provide essential disability housing within the Canberra community and have plans in progress to increase the supply of housing for this cohort. For further information about the NDIS, eligibility requirements and access to CHC properties available under the NDIS scheme, contact CHC.

Learn more about the NDIS

National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)

The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is a Federal Government initiative aimed at increasing the supply of affordable rental properties. This is done by way of a financial incentive, which housing providers are able to access to aid in the delivery of new dwellings. The incentive is passed on to rental tenants through a requirement to lease new properties at 20 per cent below market rates.

CHC has been a provider of affordable rental properties under the NRAS scheme since the first round of funding, which commenced in 2009. We currently own and manage 244 properties under the scheme.

Specific eligibility requirements must be met to be considered for an NRAS property. For further information about NRAS, eligibility requirements and access to CHC properties available under the NRAS scheme, contact CHC.
Learn more about NRAS

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