Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal releases review of social and affordable housing rent models

A series of recommendations have been delivered as part of a review of social and affordable housing rent models.

They include maintaining the contribution made by social housing tenants at 25 per cent of their income, and creating stronger incentives for tenants who can to find work and/or private housing.

The state government asked the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to undertake an independent review of social and affordable housing rent models.

IPART provided their final report and recommendations (publicly released this week) to the Minister for Social Housing in July.

IPART chair Dr Peter Boxall recently told the Mercury there were just over 11,000 households in the Illawarra in social housing, with a waitlist of nearly 4000.

The final report contains 29 recommendations regarding social and affordable housing in NSW.

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