Housing Pathways

Rentstart

Rentstart provides financial assistance for eligible clients to help them set up or maintain a tenancy in the private rental market.

Rentstart assistance includes:

  • Rentstart Bond Loan – an interest-free loan to help clients start a private rental tenancy (for more information view the Rentstart Bond Loan and Rentstart Bond Loan Managing your payments fact sheets)
  • Advance Rent – extra financial support for clients in crisis to establish a private rental tenancy (for more information view the Private Rental Assistance fact sheet)
  • Rentstart Move – help for tenants who need to move if they become ineligible for public housing (for more information see the Rentstart Move fact sheet)
  • Tenancy Assistance – short-term financial support for clients in rental arrears facing eviction (for more information view the Private Rental Assistance fact sheet)
  • Temporary Accommodation – short-term support for clients facing homelessness (for more information view the Private Rental Assistance fact sheet

To apply for Rentstart, visit the Private Rental Assistance Application Forms page.