Affordable Housing under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009, or AHSEPP, was introduced on 31 July 2009 to encourage the development of new affordable rental housing and assists the retention of existing affordable rental housing.

Housing is usually considered affordable if it costs no more than 30 percent of gross household income.

Household Income Bands by Household Size - Sydney Region

2017 – 2018 Household Income Limits: 

Household type

Very Low

Low

Moderate

Single

$25,300

$40,600

$60,800

Single + 1

$32,900

$52,800

$79,000

Single + 2

$40,500

$65,000

$97,200

Single + 3

$48,100

$77,200

$115,400

Single + 4

$55,700

$89,400

$133,600

Couple

$38,000

$60,900

$91,200

Couple + 1

$45,600

$73,100

$109,400

Couple + 2

$53,200

$85,300

$127,600

Couple + 3

$60,800

$97,500

$145,800

Couple + 4

$68,400

$109,700

$164,000

Email: affordable@linkhousing.org.au 
Fax: 9412 2779 
Post: PO Box 5124 Chatswood West NSW 2067