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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1076..


Housing-payments

(Question No 36)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to payment to ACT Housing, what is the current policy for the payment of:

(a) rent

(b) bond; and

(c) arrears

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is:

(a) and (c)

Cash or cash equivalent at Shopfronts or via mail

Bank Direct Debit

Centrelink Deductions

Austouch Kiosks

B pay

Internet

(b) ACT Housing tenants are not required to pay a bond. However, ACT Housing grants bond loans on application from eligible applicants who are leasing on the private rental market pending allocation of public housing. The bond loan is paid directly to the Office of Rental Bonds. At the expiration of the lease the Office of Rental Bonds pays ACT Housing the bond less any amounts deducted for repairs and maintenance. In this circumstance ACT Housing claims the deducted amount from the applicants who can pay as per (a) above.


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