Living in public housing

If you live in public (social) housing, find out about your rent payments and how your tenancy works.

Something changes

While you're living in public housing, you need to let us know straight away about any changes in your or your partner's situation.

How long you can stay

When you move into public housing, you can stay for as long as you qualify. We may review your tenancy from time to time while you're living there.

Due to COVID-19, tenancy reviews are on hold until further notice.

Rent payments

The amount of rent you pay is based on your income and the income of people you live with. This is called 'Income Related Rent'. We'll work out how much you'll need to pay.

Usually we review your rent payments to make sure you're paying the right amount. Due to COVID-19, rent payment reviews are on hold until further notice.