So many housing terms - what do they all mean?
Properties typically have rents at least 20% below the market rate and are available to people on low incomes who are struggling in the private rental market.
Can be either social or affordable housing - it's managed, and sometimes developed and owned, by community housing providers. Community housing providers are not-for-profits – they invest any profits back into new homes, more services or improving their properties.
But there’s a shortage of homes for low income earners
Just 28% of rental properties in Australia are affordable for a couple earning a minimum wage
More than half of all low-income renters
pay over 30% of their income in rent.
In fact, Australia will need 500,000 social and affordable homes by 2026