Rentstart

Rentstart offers help to low income earners who are eligible for, or already living in, social housing.

It's aimed at making it easier when moving out of social housing into a new home in the private rental market. Support from Rentstart includes:

  • Rentstart Bond Loan - an interest-free loan to help pay the bond
  • Advance Rent – a grant to those who have a Rentstart Bond Loan and are having trouble with the costs of their new tenancy. It also covers a deposit for those moving into caravan parks, registered boarding houses and hostels where a bond isn’t required
  • Rentstart Move – a loan for tenants leaving public housing to help with the cost of moving
  • Tenancy Assistance - help to pay any outstanding rent or water bills
  • Temporary Accommodation – provides short-term accommodation for those who are homeless