Definition

A fixed-amount housing benefit provided directly to eligible households, usually in the private rental market. It is tied to the household (portable), so it moves where they move. The benefit is intended to ease the household’s financial burden but may not completely cover the gap between an affordable rent (defined as 30% of gross household income) and the market rent.

Category

Social and Affordable Housing System

Sub-category

Housing Benefits

Service Information

Learn more about eligibility criteria and details for currently available housing allowances.