A security bond equivalent to 4 weeks rent will be due when you sign your Residential Tenancy Agreement.The bond is sent to, and held by, the WA Bond Administrator until the tenancy ends.
What is the difference between community housing and public housing?
Community Housing is a term used to describe rental housing that is affordable for people and households on low to moderate incomes.
Community Housing is comprised of Social Housing (for low income earners) and Affordable Housing (for low-moderate income earners) that is usually owned and/or managed by Community Housing Providers like Alliance Housing WA. Community Housing is different to Public Housing, which is housing managed by government.
How is my rent assessed?
People offered accommodation by Alliance Housing have their rent assessed based upon their household income. All social housing rents are assessed at no more that 25% of your income and affordable housing may be charged at 30% of all income. This will include any part time and casual employment earnings.
Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) is a non taxable allowance paid by Centrelink to help meet the cost of private rented accommodation. As our properties are to assist persons on low to moderate incomes most tenants are entitled to receive CRA. Your tenancy officer will work out how much rent assistance you may be entitled to.
It is imperative to claim your Commonwealth Rent Assistance entitlement from Centrelink as Alliance Housing (in line with Community Housing requirements) will charge rent based on 100% of your maximum CRA entitlement.
I want a pet - what do I need to do?
We understand that pets are important to people and seek to enable our tenants to have pets wherever possible, however this is not always possible eg Strata complexes. A pet bond of $260 will be charged.