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The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) is doing a review of the social and affordable housing rent models due to report to the Minister by mid 2017.  The review will identify changes to the rent setting approach and eligibility criteria for social housing consistent with achieving the following goals of the NSW Government's Social Housing Strategy:

  •          More social housing.
  •          Opportunities, support and incentives to leave social housing.
  •          A better customer experience of social housing.

Options the review will consider include changes to the way social housing rent is set, which could be based on the income or size of a household, the location or size of the property, the costs of providing the service, subsidised market rents or a mix of alternatives.

IPART will develop options for change, and then assess these options to identify the ones that will deliver the best outcomes for social housing tenants and the social housing system.

Refer to the IPART Website for more information about this review and to access the Issues Paper

NCOSS is keen to hear comments from members that we can feed into our submission. Please provide your feedback by 5 December 2016 to or contact Nada Nasser on 87607903 (Monday-Wednesday).  

You can also have your say by providing comments directly to IPART by 16 December 2016.