Rent in public housing
There are two types of rent for public and Aboriginal housing.
This is the maximum amount of rent you can be charged for the property. It's based on the Valuer-General's assessment and takes into account the size, nature and location of the property. Market rents are reviewed once a year.
Subsidised rent is based on your household income before tax. If you're eligible for a subsidised rent, you pay a rent of no more than 25% of your household's total assessable income before tax.
Housing SA reviews subsidised rents twice a year, and whenever your household income changes.
You're eligible for a subsidised rent if you meet both of the conditions below:
- the market rent is more than 25% of your total household income before tax
- no one in your household owns or partly owns any residential property.
You have to tell Housing SA in writing within 14 days if:
- someone moves into your household
- your household income changes