Rent calculation changes coming into effect

Changes to the way the Northern Territory Government calculates urban public housing rent come into effect on 1 October 2018.

From 1 October 2018:

  • All new urban public housing tenants will have rebated rent calculated at 25 per cent of assessable income.
  • All existing urban public tenants will transition over five years to a rebated rent calculated at 23 per cent of assessable income.
  • There will be some changes to income types used to assess eligibility for public housing and calculate rebated rent for all public housing tenants.

This new framework is being introduced to make rent simpler for all public housing tenants, and to bring it into line with our neighbouring states.

The increase in rent collected will be used to repair and maintain the Territory’s public housing dwellings.

If you are a public housing tenant, make sure you are aware of how this change will impact you by speaking with your local Housing office.

Check out this fact sheet or follow this link for more information about these changes.

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