This scheme helps applicants or previous tenants who owe money to the Housing Authority.
The scheme offers housing applicants or previous tenants a discount to help repay money owed. Under the scheme, eligible customers only have to pay 50 per cent of the debt they owe.
As a result, applicants are able to pay their debt more quickly and then re-enter public housing.
Am I eligible?
The scheme is available to previous tenants and applicants for rental housing or home ownership.
Current tenants cannot access the scheme for debts accumulated in their current tenancy.
Tenants who transfer to another rental property are not eligible to apply.
The scheme is not available to bond assistance loan debts.
How it works
Housing offers a discount of 50 per cent off your debt. That is $1 off for every $1 you repay. This means that if your debt is $600 you will only have to repay $300.
However, to remain in the scheme you must maintain your repayment schedule. This means that if you agreed to pay $20 a week, you must pay $20 every week or you will no longer be eligible for the discount.
To join the scheme you need to complete an application form and return it to your nearest Housing Authority office.