Affordable Rental Scheme

The ACT Affordable Rental Office currently has an active waiting list for older, low income Canberrans.

The Affordable Rental Office operates a banded rent system that charges a percentage of market rent. This means tenants pay an affordable rate that reflects their capacity to pay. There are six rent bands that range from 33.3% of market rent to 74.9% of market rent.

The Affordable Rental Office offers energy efficient, two-bedroom, self-contained properties that are set in landscape surrounds. The properties incorporate easy access features and secure integrated parking, and are close to amenities such as public transport, clubs and shops.

Eligible applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a property becomes available.

For more information, including current eligibility criteria, please see the fact sheets below, or call 6207 4577 for more information.

Fact Sheet ARO Affordable Rental Scheme [PDF] [DOC]
Fact Sheet ARO Steps in the Process [PDF] [DOC]
Fact Sheet ARO Rent Bands [PDF] [DOC]
Checklist ARO [PDF] [DOC]
Affordable Rental Office Form [PDF] [DOC]
Affordable Rental Office Income Assessment Form [PDF] [DOC]