LOOKING FOR A HOME

Urgent Housing Assistance

CAAH 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, available through all devices.

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.

CAAH’s Housing Options

CAAH offers a diverse but small range of long term housing options and vacancies are rare.

Before applying for housing with CAAH, please read the general eligibiliy 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 working Aboriginal people and families. Rents under this program are charged at 75% of the Market Value of the property.

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

  1. Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander;
  2. Have current employment and work references; and
  3. Be able to live independently and have the capacity to manage your own home.

Maximum Income Limits

To enter the Affordable Housing program, tenants gross income (before Tax) must be less than the amounts shown per household below:

Household composition Annual Income (Gross) Weekly Income (Gross)
One adult  $50,489.00  $968.34
Two adults  $69,804.00  $1,338.78
Three adults  $89,119.00  $1,709.23
Four adults  $108,434.00  $2,079.67
Sole parent with one child  $69,852.00  $1,339.70
Sole parent with two children  $86,600.00  $1,660.91
Sole parent with three children  $103,348.00  $1,982.13
Couple with one child  $86,552.00  $1,659.99
Couple with two children  $103,300.00  $1,981.20
Couple with three children  $120,048.00  $2,302.42

Minimum Income

To ensure rent is affordable for tenants, CAAH 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 CAAH Housing Application Form.

 

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 CAAH. 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 CAAH Housing Application Form.

Rental Subsidy Program

Allocations under Rental Subsidy Program are made through a referral process with our program partners.

We currently do not have any vacancies under this program however, we are taking applications for the Private Renal Liaison Program.

Private Rental Liaison Program

We are currently looking for new participants for the Private Rental Liaison Program. If eligible, CAAH 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 6 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 CAAH Housing Application Form.

Housing on Town Camps is manged by CAAH 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.