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Tenant Relocation

The ACT Government is undertaking a major long-term program of renewal through the replacement of a number of its older Housing ACT public housing properties.

Housing ACT has some of the oldest public housing in Australia. As these properties have aged, it has become more difficult to maintain them to a high standard and they no longer suit the needs of many housing tenants.

In order to offer good quality public housing that meets the needs of tenants now and into the future, tenants in these old properties will move to more modern public housing.

This investment in public housing is to replace ageing stock with better, modern more comfortable homes that meet tenants’ needs.

No current public housing tenant will become homeless as a result of this renewal program.

All public housing tenants will be offered alternative accommodation of at least the equivalent size and we will work through this process with them.

We will work closely with tenants and community organisations to ensure that every tenant that needs additional assistance is supported to move to their new home.

We will keep tenants informed of when things are happening and ensure their views are taken into account.

For further information please read the Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet.

Modernising Tenancy Services Practice Framework

Modernising Tenancy Services commenced in July 2014. This Framework outlines Housing ACT’s strengths-based and outcomes-focused approach to public housing in the Territory and recognises the changing strengths and capacities of Canberrans living in public housing.

Modernising Tenancy Services Practice Framework [PDF981 KB]


Letter of Support - Early Allocation and/or Special Needs Housing [PDF 22KB] [Word 164KB]
Changes to Client Details - Applications List [PDF 92.4] [RTF 183.7]
Commissioner for Social Housing Standard Tenancy Agreement [PDF 75KB] [Word 179KB]
Registration to apply for Social Housing Assistance in the ACT External Link
Application for a Rental Rebate
Application for Review of Decision [PDF 182KB] [RTF 513KB]
Vacants - Notice of Intention to Vacate [PDF 469KB] [Word 534KB]