Housing SA is required to set rents at market levels, which are determined by reference to the Valuer General. However, reduced or rebated rents are provided for low income households to ensure affordability.
Every Housing SA home has a full rent set which is the maximum rent that may be charged for that home. The full rent of a property is based on the market rate and this is reviewed each year. Tenants who cannot afford the market rate pay a reduced amount.
Tenants who pay reduced rents are required to provide Housing SA with proof of their income on a regular basis, and reduced rents are adjusted in line with increases in income.