SCH can also offer a Rent Choice Start Safely Subsidy and some rentstart assistance products including tenancy assistance and temporary accommodation. In the Shoalhaven region, SCH will offer these products and arrange payment to providers. In other regions, SCH will refer potential applicants to the Housing NSW contact centre for assessment.
Each private rental assistance and rentstart assistance option has different eligibility requirements, but generally, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and a resident of New South Wales to be eligible. Further information on eligibility and assessment is available on the DCJ website.
The Access and Demand team is responsible for assessing eligibility for private rental assistance and rentstartassistance products.