National Rental Affordability Scheme
Information for prospective tenants looking to apply for NRAS properties including contact lists of housing providers in each state and territory
General information on NRAS for tenants, approved participants and investors
Information for tenant eligibility and moving from one NRAS property to another NRAS property
Information on NRAS incentives, Statements of Compliance requirements and NRAS performance reporting for approved participants and investors
Information, Quick Reference Guide's, and a link to the NRAS portal for approved participants
NRAS approved forms and fact sheets for approved participants and tenancy managers
The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS or the Scheme) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to increase the supply of affordable rental dwellings.
NRAS, which commenced in 2008, provides an annual financial incentive for up to 10 years to approved participants who rent dwellings to eligible people on low to moderate incomes at a rate at least 20 per cent below market rent. NRAS dwellings are not social housing–they are affordable private rental homes.
The Department of Social Services (the Department) manages and administers NRAS in partnership with state and territory governments.
The department’s responsibilities include:
administer the NRAS legislative framework
process statements of compliance for rental dwellings and calculate and distribute financial incentives, including issuing cash incentives
make decisions on the transfer of NRAS dwellings between approved participants or to another rental dwelling
publish and maintain guidelines for NRAS stakeholders, including guidance on regulatory and administrative requirements
NRAS latest news 7 February 2024
Payments processing update 2022 - 2023
Ready for assessment
Number of approved participants
Number of incentives
To date 98 approved participants submitted 28,025 Statements of Compliance (SOCs). As at 7 February 2024, the SOCs for 98 approved participants have been assessed and paid, in total or in part, resulting in 28,025 incentives issued.