National Rental Affordability Scheme

Introduction

The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS or the Scheme) is a partnership between the Australian Government  and the states and territories to invest in affordable rental housing.

The Scheme, which commenced in 2008, seeks to address the shortage of affordable rental housing by offering financial incentives to persons or entities such as the business sector and community organisations to build and rent dwellings to low and moderate income households at a rate that is at least 20 per cent below the market value rent.

NRAS aims to:

  • increase the supply of new affordable rental housing
  • reduce rental costs for low and moderate income households
  • encourage large-scale investment and innovative delivery of affordable housing.

Latest news and events

06 June 2014

URGENT NOTICE: NRAS scam in QLD. Please read the full notification:

13 May 2014

In the 2014-15 Budget, the Government announced that it will not proceed with Round 5 of the National Rental Affordability Scheme. This page provides answers to some of the questions regarding this decision.

Contact details

If you have any feedback, concerns or complaints about the administration or delivery of NRAS or actions of NRAS Approved Participants, please contact the NRAS Helpdesk:

  • Phone: 1800 334 505 (9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday AEST)
  • Email: nras@dss.gov.au

About NRAS

NRAS Frequently Asked Questions

Information for NRAS participants, investors and tenancy managers

Information for NRAS tenants

NRAS legislation, regulations and policy guidelines

NRAS performance reporting

Glossary of Terms

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