Different ways of paying for where you live
Different ways of paying for where you live. In this chapter, we will talk about the different types of renting. Social housing is for people on very low to low incomes. It includes public and community housing. Affordable housing is for people on very low to moderate incomes. Rents are set lower than general market rent, or as a percentage of income, both of these options have long term leases, but there are eligibility criteria and long waiting lists. The private rental market has the most housing available, but can be expensive. Few private rental properties are accessible.
Renting privately can be a stepping stone to living independently. Some families come together to help their children move out and rent privately. Some people share their home to reduce costs. Modifications to private rentals need the written approval of the owner. The NDIS may fund the modifications, but we want to be sure that you can stay living in that home. You have rights as a tenant. In your workbook, you will find different organisations in your State to contact. In this chapter, Belinda shares her experience of living in rental properties.