Apply for subsidised rent in public housing

You could be eligible for a subsidised rent if:

  • the market rent for your property is more than the subsidised rent Housing SA calculates based on your household’s total assessable income before tax.
  • no one in your household owns or partly owns any residential property.

If you’re eligible for a subsidised rent, your rent is no more than 30% of your household’s total assessable income before tax.

The percentage applied will depend on the type of home you live in and your assessable income level. Read about the recent changes for cottage flats and households with moderate incomes.

Apply for subsidised rent with your Housing Connect account.

You need to tell Housing SA in writing within 14 days if your household income changes.

You must apply to Housing SA if you want someone new to move into your home.

Don't have a Housing Connect account? Set up an account.

Other ways to apply

What happens next

Housing SA will assess your request.

Once the assessment is complete, you’ll receive a letter telling you if subsidised rent has been approved.

Subsidised rents are reviewed twice a year or whenever the people in your household or your household income changes.

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