New South Wales Government Family & Community Services - Aboriginal Housing Office

Rent policy

Build & Grow PolicyThe development of the Build & Grow Rent Policy was guided by the AHO Board in consultation with key stakeholders, including Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHP).

It aims to:

  • Ensure consistency in NSW across the Aboriginal community housing sector in calculation of rents.
  • Ensure the sector captures the maximum Commonwealth Rent Assistance, thus helping it achieve financial sustainability while ensuring the rent charged is affordable to tenants.

Read the Build & Grow Rent Policy (PDF)

Rent Calculator

Build & Grow Rent CalculatorBuild & Grow Rent Calculator (XLS - Login Required)
This is for the period 21st September 2017 to 20th March 2018.

A Build & Grow Rent Calculator is available to assist Housing Providers in assessing rents and providing information to tenants and providers. To use the calculator, you'll require a login.
If you don't already have one, or need other advice on using the rent calculator, please contact your local AHO office.


More information

Build & Grow Rent Policy Fact Sheet (PDF)
The Build & Grow Policy. How will rents be charged under the Build & Grow Rent Policy? CRA for eligible tenants. Capped rent for existing tenants. Build & Grow rent calculator.
This is for the period 21 September 2016 to 20 September 2017.

Build & Grow Rent Policy update with Consumer Price Index (PDF)
Household Rent - calculations by family type. CRA for eligible tenants. Weekly CRA information. Property Rents - for Remote, Very Remote, Outer Regional and Discrete Communities.
This is for the period 21 September 2016 to 20 September 2017.

Refer to Housing NSW Rental Bond Board data by postcode
for rent setting as per the Build & Grow Rent Policy.