Current Vacancies

Unfortunately, we do not have any Community Housing Vacancies at present.

Applications for the My Place program is also closed.

Please check the Looking for a Home page for more details.

Urgent Housing Assistance

Community Housing does not provide urgent housing assistance or accommodation.

If you are in need of urgent housing assistance we recommend you access the NT Shelter’s Shelter Me website.

The Shelter Me website is an extensive homelessness directory with links to local services to help with such things as emergency or transitional accommodation, food, money, and other support services. 

Community Housing Central Australia’s Housing Options

If there are any vacancies available, we will post them here.

Before applying for housing with Community Housing , please read the general eligibility criteria below and contact our office to have a chat to one of our friendly staff.

Our Affordable Housing properties at 6a Bloomfield St, Poeppel Gardens and the St Mary’s Precinct are targeted for Aboriginal people and families who are currently employed. Rents under this program are charged at 75% of the Market Value of the property.

Allocations under this program are made by Community Housing. To be eligible to apply for Affordable Housing you must:

  1. Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  2. Have current employment and work references;
  3. Be able to live independently and have the capacity to manage your own home; and
  4. Meet the maximum household income limits shown below.

Maximum Household Income Limits

To be eligible for our Affordable Housing program, tenants gross household income (before Tax) must be less than the amounts published annually by the National Rental Affordability Scheme. Each household type has a different household income limit, for example:

  • a single person cannot earn more than $51,398 per year
  • A couple with one child cannot earn more than $88,111 per year.

For a full list of the current income limits please visit the NRAS website here.

Minimum Income to maintain affordability

To ensure rent is affordable for tenants, CHCA will also assess the minimum household income to ensure tenants are not paying more than 35% of their gross household income.

We calculate this as follows: Affordable Housing Rent / Gross Household Income = Percentage of Income for Rent

How to Apply

If you meet the above eligibility criteria please contact our office to discuss your housing needs or complete the Community Housing Central Australia, Housing Application Form Affordable Housing – Application.

 

We are currently still accepting applications My Place Program. If you are in need of housing, please contact our My Place team to discuss your current situation before applying.

Rental Subsidy Program

We are currently seeking new applicants for the Rent Subsidy Program. Please contact our My Place team to discuss your current situation before applying.

Private Rental Liaison Program

We are currently looking for new participants for the Private Rental Liaison Program. If eligible, Community Housing will assist you to find suitable and affordable accommodation in the private rental market by providing the following assistance:

  • Establish a rental budget based on your income
  • Coordinate property inspections and assist with initial applications
  • Advocate with Real Estate Agents on your behalf
  • Assist with applications to Department of Housing for Bond Assistance
  • Where needed, refer participants to support services
  • Assist and support with initial move into new premises and ensuring power is connected
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities of both tenant and landlord under the lease agreement

To be eligible for the program you must:

  1. Be 18 years or older
  2. Be homeless or at risk of homelessness
  3. On a moderate income and be able to afford private rent
  4. Have access to bond money and rent in advance – approximately six weeks rent
  5. Household income can meet private rental affordability test

How to Apply

If you meet the above eligibility criteria please contact our office to discuss your housing needs or complete the Community Housing Central Australia, Housing Application Form. Affordable Housing – Application

Our Seniors Housing properties at 70 Dixon Road and 19 Elliot St are targeted for households who are on low to moderate incomes. Tenants pay 25% of their income plus 100% of Commonwealth Rent Assistance. Allocations under this program are made by Community Housing. To be eligible to apply for Seniors Housing you must:

  1. Be 50 years or older if you are Indigenous or over 55 years or older if you are not;
  2. Be on a low to moderate household income;
  3. Require either a 1 or 2 bedroom home; and
  4. Be able to live independently and have the capacity to manage your own home.

How to Apply

If you meet the above eligibility criteria please contact our office to discuss your housing needs or complete the Community Housing Central Australia, Housing Application Form Affordable Housing – Application.

Housing on Town Camps is manged by Community Housing under a ‘Public Housing’ model. Housing allocations on Town Camps are made by the nominated Housing Reference Group (HRG) which is made up by residents of the community.

Whilst there are some Public Housing eligibility requirements to be housed on a Town Camp, generally housing is allocated by the HRG based on the applicant’s connection to and participation in the local community and the immediate need for housing.

There are no income limits that will effect a household’s eligibility on a Town Camps and the Department of Housing and Community Development holds the final approval for allocations.

How to apply

To apply for housing on a Town Camp you will need to complete the DHCD’s Public Housing Application Form. This form needs to include the details of all people in your household and a copy of ID and income details for all people over 18. Applications can be handed into our office address.

Funded by the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development, the Apmere Urtle Transitional Housing Program offers supported accommodation to young families, single mothers and older single women at 34 South Terrace, Alice Springs.

Eligibility to the program

In addition to the target groups of: young single mothers; parents with young families; and single older women, to enter the program participants would meet the following criteria:

  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless; residing in crisis accommodation or living in overcrowded houses
  • Be on the NT Housing waitlist
  • Have existing supports in place that will continue once being house in the program
  • Willingness to engage with services and participate in case management, where applicable
  • Engage in programs (on and off-site where relevant) which enhance social inclusion and community participation

How to apply

CHCA – 34 South tce referral form

Please note, applications have now closed for the initial round of allocations at Apmere Urlte, 34 South Terrace. They will re-open as residents’ transition into longer term housing, over the next 12-24 months.