Affordable Housing Programs and Leasing Options

Affordable housing

Affordable housing offers a secure housing alternative for households who might struggle with private market rents, with rent discounted by an average of 20%. Relevant applicants will need to meet key eligibility criteria, which may vary between properties. Examples of affordable housing programs include properties delivered through the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (AHRSEPP) and the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Essential Worker Affordable Housing

As the demand for affordable housing steadily outstrips supply, EchoRealty offers essential worker housing for eligible workers in frontline services. Essential workers who may be eligible for this type of housing include people who work in essential industries such as aged care, health care, education, emergency services, law enforcement and childcare.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

There is key criteria that must be met to qualify for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing programs. These vary between properties and are included in each property listing. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and able to supply supporting documentation.

Councils and public authorities 

EchoRealty manages affordable housing properties on behalf of Councils and public authorities. This type of housing is for workers within certain local government areas and eligibility criteria varies depending on property type and location. EchoRealty manages the affordable housing portfolios of the City of Parramatta Council, Willoughby City Council and Bayside City Council. 

Private market housing 

 Just like any general real estate, EchoRealty also manages private market rentals that have no affordable housing obligation. No matter the property type, our team will work tirelessly to support our clients with their enviable depth of knowledge and experience. Landlords can feel confident trusting our team with their properties, with the knowledge that they are working with award-winning property managers who have experience with both private and affordable housing. Profits made on our private market property management are reinvested into community housing, meaning that private landlords who work with us are having a positive impact on the community. 

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