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Income and asset limits for the Affordable Homes program

These are the maximum levels of income and assets for a household to be eligible for the Affordable Homes Program. The limits are reviewed annually.

If you're the head tenant of a public or community housing property you are automatically eligible for the program.

Income limits

Outer Adelaide including Greater Adelaide is subject to the Metropolitan base rate.

Income limits for metropolitan areas

Household typeGross Yearly Amount
Single person$85,000
Families with up to 3 children$110,000*

*A further allowance of 8% per additional child is allowed

Income limits for regional areas

Household typeGross Yearly Amount
Single person$75,000
Families with up to 3 children$95,000*

*A further allowance of 8% per additional child is allowed

Asset limits

Assets can include:

  • money lodged with a financial institution
  • real estate - eg vacant land
  • shares, bonds and investments
  • household and personal effects
  • cars, boats and motorhomes
  • superannuation
  • overseas assets converted to Australian dollars.
Household TypeAsset Value
Households headed by a single person$465,500
Households headed by a couple$594,500

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Page last updated 23 November 2018

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SA Housing Authority
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