Rent Relief Fund

Rent Relief Fund 

In November 2021, the ACT Government established a Rent Relief Fund of $133,000 to support eligible tenants or occupants who were having difficulties paying their rent or occupancy fees.  

The Rent Relief Fund was administered by Care Financial Counselling Service and provided one-off grants of up to $1,000 to eligible ACT tenants or occupants in private or community housing tenancies or occupancies who were experiencing rental stress or severe financial hardship.  

The grants available under the Rent Relief Fund have now all been expended. 

Where can I go for help?

If you are in rental stress or are in rental arrears and need assistance sustaining your tenancy, Care Financial Counselling Service (Care) may be able to assist you with financial counselling support. To contact Care and speak with a financial counsellor you can call their helpline on 1800 007 007.

Advice for Private Tenants and Occupants

If you require legal advice, you can contact the Legal Aid Tenancy Advice Service on 1300 402 512 or find out more information on their website here.

Advice about Social Housing or Eligibility for Centrelink payments

Contact Canberra Community Law on 02 6218 7977 or find out more information on their website here