CHC are the leading provider of affordable rental accommodation in Canberra. As one of our three key areas of business, we offer properties to eligible tenants at 74.9% of current market rent. To ensure transparency, eligibility requirements must be met by all of our tenants.
CHC develop and manage our own properties which allows us to ensure the quality, maintenance and level of service we provide are of the highest standard. We deliver homes to the community in various locations across Canberra and are continuously growing our rental portfolio by retaining a proportion of homes within most of the projects we develop.
Information about availability, eligibility and our diverse rental programs is outlined below.
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:
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
To register to be considered for a CHC property, follow the steps below:
If you require assistance in registering your interest for tenancy with CHC, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6248 7716.
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.
CHC have a portfolio of more than 400 rental properties across Canberra, available to eligible tenants at a rental rate of 74.9% of current market rent. We continue to grow our portfolio through retaining properties within the developments we deliver.
All CHC properties are managed internally and maintained to the highest standard via our in-house team. We work with our new and existing tenants to provide housing opportunities that suit individual needs, consider support networks and locality to family and friends and are safe and conducive to a harmonious and happy life.
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 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.
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.
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.