Social housing is for people on very low to low incomes. It is available to people whose income and asset holdings meet certain criteria as defined by the Department of Communities (DoC).
To apply for social housing, complete the Department of Communities Application Form.
You’ll be contacted by Foundation Housing (or an alternative community housing provider) if an appropriate housing option becomes available.
Foyer Oxford provides fully self-contained accommodation, with the capacity to house up to 98 young people between the ages of 16 and 25, including 24 young parents and their children. Foyer Oxford is allocated directly by Anglicare staff, not through Foundation Housing.
Application forms can be submitted online at www.foyeroxford.org.au
Once you are offered the property you will need to decide within 24 hours if you want to accept it. The move-in date will depend on what maintenance is required and when the previous tenant is vacating. This will be discussed with you after you view the property. To secure the property, we will require a bond to be paid within 3 days of offer acceptance.
You must ask us for permission first. Not all our properties are suitable for pets and not all types of animals are suitable for our properties. If we give permission for you to have a pet, you will need to pay a Pet Bond which goes towards the extra cleaning costs associated with the property if you leave.
Rent can be paid in the following ways:
BSB: 086 006
Account Number: 84 376 7322
Account Name: Foundation Housing Ltd
Reference: Your PayBook ID/Tenant first name/Tenant surname.
Rent payments to Foundation Housing are due every 14 days. Your first payment will be charged on the day you sign your rental agreement so you will always be paying for the next 14 days in advance.
We have a range of support options available to help people manage their tenancy. We provide this support directly, and also work with other agencies, depending on the issues. Please speak to your Housing Coordinator at any time if you feel you need help to manage your tenancy
You will be given keys on the day you sign your tenancy agreement.
This will depend on the arrangements for your specific home. You will be told about the lease period when you are offered the property.
Rent is based on your household income, plus any CRA you are eligible for. Rent is charged at 25-30% of income. Utilities are a separate charge to the rent and are generally paid by you, direct to the utility company.
Applicants are eligible if they meet criteria as set by the DoC. Details of income eligibility for different housing types and household sizes can be found here.
Applicants must also meet the assets test and not hold assets over a certain amount. The DoC’s current asset limits are listed here.
Government assistance is available for bond payments in certain circumstances. You will need to pay your bond before you sign the tenancy agreement. Your Housing Coordinator can explain about Government assistance for bond payments or visit https://www.housing.wa.gov.au/housingoptions/rentaloptions/ bondassistance for more information.