David & MallerlyIan & FayeJenni

David and Mallerly were welcomed as the tenants of the 2,000th National Affordable Housing-NRAS dwelling. The couple met and married in Columbia where David was working at the time. The couple decided to move back to Australia to raise their two children but were concerned about the high cost of living. Mallerly and David, who works in the community sector, were approved for NRAS and their family is now settled into their bayside suburban home.

Ian has been employed as a groundskeeper for many years and his wife Faye is happily retired. Unfortunately, the bank repossessed the rental house they were living in and the couple was forced to move out immediately. They were quickly referred into the NRAS Scheme and approved for a brand new house in Cosgrove. Upon approval, Ian and Faye discovered that their eldest daughter and her family were building their own home right down the street. The couple is very comfortable in their new home and is looking forward to living so close to their family.

For three years, Jenni lived with her two children in an National Affordable Housing-NRAS house in Townsville. When Jenni decided to move to the Sunshine Coast to be closer to family, she was referred to NAH’s Brisbane office which was able to find her a newly constructed home near her family.

Applicants & Tenants

National Affordable Housing’s commitment to tenants

Steps to apply for an NRAS rental property

Eligibility for renting an NRAS property through National Affordable Housing in Queensland

Queensland state requirements

Australian federal requirements

Maintaining NRAS eligibility

Housing Services Offices

Maintaining NRAS eligibility

After you have commenced tenancy in an NRAS dwelling, if your annual household income increases beyond the applicable household income limit by 25 per cent or more in two consecutive years, you will no longer be an eligible tenant.

Assessing Continuing Eligibility

Tenants will be required to advise the Housing Officer of any change in circumstances that would result in them no longer being eligible as tenants.

Continuing eligibility will be assessed at the anniversary of your tenancy each year by the Housing Officer.

Where an annual review indicates that a tenant’s income for the current year exceeded the upper income limit levels for maintaining eligibility, they will be given an adjustment period of 12 months before their eligibility ceases.