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I'm Looking for a Home


We provide three main types of housing:

  • social housing
  • affordable housing
  • transitional housing.

 

Social housing is for people on low to moderate incomes who can't afford the rent in the private market. 

 

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for social housing, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • live in New South Wales
  • be able to provide ID (i.e. a drivers license or passport)
  • have a household income within set limits
  • not own property that could help you with your housing needs
  • be able to keep paying your rent and looking after your home with or without help
  • usually be at least 18 years old

Hume does not have a separate waiting list for social housing properties, as all applications are processed through the Housing Pathways system. This is the same waiting list used by Housing NSW and other community housing providers.

To apply for social housing, you need to register on MyHousing.

Once you have completed the application forms on MyHousing, please post or take them into one of our offices.

 

Affordable housing is for people who are earning low to moderate incomes and are finding it difficult to pay the amount of rent being asked in the private market. 

If someone is eligible for affordable housing, they will pay a discounted rent which is 20% less than the average rent in the private market.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible for affordable housing, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • live in New South Wales
  • be able to provide ID (i.e. drivers license or passport)
  • have a household income within set limits
  • not own property that could help you with your housing needs

Household income limits for affordable housing depend on the number of adults and children living in your home: 

Affordable housing has a waiting list separate to the Housing Pathways waiting list (for social housing). If you are deemed eligible for affordable housing, we will add you to the list and contact you when a property that suits your affordability, bedroom category, and location is available.

Our list of affordable housing properties available to rent is on the Open Homes page.

You can also find our properties for rent on:

 

The Housing independence Program (HIP) is a short-term program that helps people without a home get ready to live in stable housing. Properties are offered on a three-month lease to start, and there is a maximum stay of 12 months.

The program helps customers to:

  • build up a good rental history
  • cut back debts
  • learn how to sustain a tenancy
  • access support services


Who is eligible?

To be eligible for HIP, you must:

  • Be homeless or about to become homeless
  • Have at least one person in your household aged 18 or over
  • Agree to follow the policies and procedure of the program
  • Agree to work with Hume employees and other support organisations


How do I apply?

You can refer yourself, or a government or non-government organisation can refer you.

If you would like to apply, please complete the Housing Independence Program form.

For further information, contact us on (02) 9722 4300 and press Option 2 or email us at housingindependence@humehousing.com.au.