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Who can apply for housing with City West Housing

You can apply to be housed with City West Housing if you meet all of the following criteria.

1. Income

Your gross household income (ie before tax) must fall within one of the following bands. 

Applicants will be provided with up-to-date information at the time of application and as requested. As at November 2017:

Band Total Household Income
One Up to $42,300
Two $42,301 to $67,600
Three $67,601 to $101,400

2. Local connection

You must be currently living or working in the City of Sydney Local Government Area. The City of Sydney Local Government Area covers the following suburbs:

Alexandria, Annandale, Barangaroo, Beaconsfield, Camperdown, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Darlington, Dawes Point, Elizabeth Bay, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haymarket, Millers Point, Moore Park, Newtown, Paddington, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rosebery, Rushcutters Bay, St Peters, Surry Hills, Sydney, The Rocks, Ultimo, Waterloo, Woolloomooloo and Zetland.

If you are unsure which areas are covered by the City of Sydney Local Government Area, please refer to the Council boundaries map on the City of Sydney website.

3. Housing need

You must currently be living in housing which is unsuitable or inadequate for your needs eg housing which is not affordable.

4. Financial circumstances

You must not own assets or property, or have savings, shares or investments which you could reasonably be expected to use to solve your housing needs.

5. Residency

You must be a permanent resident of Australia.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to register your interest, please click here

Once you have registered your interest, you will be notified in writing if you have pre-qualified for our program.

City West Housing will request you to confirm your ongoing interest and eligibility every 12 months.

At such point that a vacancy comes up matching your requirements, a staff member will make contact to provide further details and check whether your circumstances have changed. If you are still eligible and interested, you will be invited to complete a full application and provide relevant documentation to confirm your eligibility.

Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee an offer of housing with City West Housing.