The Housing Authority is committed to making sure that rent changes are fair and equitable for all public housing tenants. We are continuing to adjust rent in stages so all tenants pay 25 per cent of their income as rent.
More than half of all public housing households are already paying 25 per cent of their assessable household income as rent and will not receive further changes. All remaining tenants who are not yet paying 25 per cent will be moved to the standardised rent model in small increments.
Since 28 March 2016, some income payments that were previously non-assessable or partially assessable became assessable at the full 25 per cent rate when calculating rent.
Eligible tenants will continue to either pay 25 per cent of their household income as rent or the market rent for the property, whichever is the lower amount.