Centacare Housing Services manages three types of accommodation options. A rooming house with 15 individual units, 13 Director of Housing Properties and 39 NRAS Properties.
National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)
NRAS is a partnership between the Australian Government and the States and Territories to invest in affordable rental housing.
NRAS was implemented to address the shortage of affordable rental housing in the community, giving businesses and community organisations the opportunity to build and then rent dwellings to low and moderate income households at a rate that is at least 20 per cent below the market value rent.
NRAS rental homes are available to low and moderate income Australians.
The current household income eligibility limits are:
|1st Adult – sole parent||$55,034|
|Each Additional Adult||$20,017|
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How to Apply for Centacare Housing
In November 2018 Centacare Housing Services opted in to the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Victorian Housing Register Allocations Framework. The Housing Register is the central point and a common Register for all social and affordable housing applicants to lodge their application.
Applicants for all Centacare properties are required to complete the application which is submitted directly to the Housing Register. The application can be made via:
- The MyGov website
- A paper-based application form located at http://www.housing.vic.gov.au/apply-social-housing which can be completed and posted to:
Victorian Housing Register – Department Health and Human Services – HCC
Reply Paid 933
Moe VIC 3825
At CHS offices, we can provide assistance to applicants if required, to complete or amend their application.
There are two types of applications:
- Register of Interest:
For people to register their interest in being considered for social housing. All Victorians who meet the eligibility criteria for Social Housing are able to add their name to the Register.
- Priority Access:
For those most in need. The 6 groups include:
Emergency Management Housing – for people whose housing is no longer safe or habitable due to an emergency such as a bushfire or flood
Priority Transfers – safety issues such as family violence
Homeless with Support – for homeless or family violence
Supported Housing – where disability modifications are required
Special Housing Needs – inappropriate, insecure or unsafe housing
Special Housing Needs 55 years and over – inappropriate, insecure or unsafe housing & 55+
Consumer Affairs Victoria (click this link for information on tenancies, leases and consumer rights and responsibilities including ending a lease and evictions. This information is available in different languages)
DHHS Neighbourly Behaviour Statement (click this link for information. This information is available in different languages)