The organisation allocates, manages and maintains public and community housing properties and coordinates comprehensive support services and community participation programs for its tenants. It provides support for people who are disadvantaged or experiencing a crisis through a variety of programs, including services targeted at preventing homelessness and assisting people to transit through homelessness into stable housing.
- The ACT Affordable Rental Scheme (for older ACT Residents on low income)
The Affordable Rental Office operates a banded rent system that charges a percentage of market rent. This means tenants pay an affordable rate that reflects their capacity to pay.
The Affordable Rental Office offers energy efficient, two-bedroom, self-contained properties that are set in landscape surrounds. The properties incorporate easy access features and secure integrated parking, and are close to amenities such as public transport, clubs and shops.
Eligible applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a property becomes available.
The Tenants’ Advice Service provides free, confidential legal advice to tenants and renters about renting issues in Canberra.
Information about products and services to help people remain independent and improve their quality of life.
Eligible people for the scheme must be residents of the ACT and hold a Pensioner Concession Card from either Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs, or Healthcare Card which the holder has been entitled to for three months or more. Please note: the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card is not an eligible card under the scheme.
Justices of the Peace in the ACT serve the community primarily by:
- administering oaths or affidavits, witnessing statutory declarations and taking affirmations;
- witnessing signatures; and,
- attesting and certifying documents.
Federal Government Information