Affordable housing schemes

If you are currently, working and living in the Northern Territory the Affordable Housing Scheme provides rental options for those in key service industries.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible to apply, go to Northern Territory Government website.

For renters

There are a number of initiatives open to people renting in the NT.

Head-leasing initiative

This program provides NT Government backed head leases over privately owned dwellings, which are then rented to key service industry workers at 30% below market rates.

More information about the head-leasing initiative, including criteria can be found on the Northern Territory Government website.

National Rental Affordability Scheme

Provides affordable rentals to eligible low income earners at no more than 80% of market rates.

Venture Housing Company

Provides affordable rental housing for low to moderate income earners in the Territory who are unable to afford private rents and may not qualify for public housing.

For buyers

The NT Government is encouraging home ownership through initiatives, such as the:

Home Buyers Initiative

Provides opportunities for eligible NT residents to purchase their own land at affordable price points.

HomeBuild Access

Provides low deposit and low interest loans, targeted at new dwellings, eligible to NT residents.

Find out more about HomeBuild Access initiatives.


Last updated: 13 April 2021

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