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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2537..


Housing ACT—income thresholds (Question No 2225)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 29 March 2012:

(1) What is the current income thresholds for eligibility for social housing and how many (a) single person, (b) households of only two persons and (c) households of more than two persons, have (i) incomes between (A) 0-$25,000, (B) $25,000-$50,000, (C) $50,000-$75,000, (D) $75,000-$100,000, (E) $125,000-$150,000, (F) $150,000-$175,000, (G) $175,000-$200,000, (H) $200,000-$300,000, (I) greater than $300,000 and (ii) reportable assets between (A) 0-$100,000, (B) $100,00-$200,000, (C) $200,00-$300,000, (D) $300,00-$400,000, (E) $400,00-$500,000, (F) $500,00-$600,000, (G) $600,00-$700,000, (H) $700,00-$800,000, (I) $800,00-$900,000, (J) $900,00-$1,000,000, (K) $1,000,00-$2,000,000 and (L) greater than $2,000,000.

(2) How many housing ACT tenants own properties.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (i)

A copy of the Housing Assistance Income Barriers for Housing ACT tenants is attached.

The number of households with incomes in each band as at April 2012 for rebated rent paying tenants and as at 2008-09 for Market Rent paying tenants is as follows:

Single person households Rebate: Income <= $25,000 4316 Income >$25,000 <= $50,000 655 Income >$50,000 <= $75,000 114 Income >$75,000 <=$100,000 2 There are no single households with income greater than $100,000.

Single person households: Market Renters based on 2008-09 information: Income >$75,000 <=$100,000 1 Income >$100,000 <=$125,000 2 Income >$125,000 <=$150,000 0 Income >$150,000 <=$175,000 1 There are no single person market rent households with income greater than $175,000.

Two person households Rebate: Income <= $25,000 926 Income >$25,000 <= $50,000 1142 Income >$50,000 <= $75,000 193 Income >$75,000 <=$100,000 7 There are no two person households with income greater than $100,000.


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