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The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)

The scheme is an Australian Government initiative, supported by the Queensland Government to increase affordable housing for low-to-moderate income households.

For investors

The scheme offers investors an annual tax-free incentive to buy new, affordable homes and to rent them for at least 20% below market rents to low and moderate income households.

The annual tax-free incentive is currently $9981 per dwelling, and is indexed annually to the rental component of the CPI. The incentive has 2 parts:

  • the Australian Government contribution of $7486 per year for 10 years as a refundable tax offset or payment
  • the Queensland Government contribution of $2495 per year for 10 years as a cash payment for dwellings in Queensland.

NRAS properties must be rented to tenants that meet the eligibility criteria

Read more about the scheme, including regulations and program guidelines.

If you are interested in investing in a property under this scheme, contact an approved participant directly for information about investment opportunities. Approved participants are groups of investors that already invest in the National Rental Affordability Scheme. A list of approved participants can be found at the bottom of this page.

Make sure you get independent financial advice before buying an NRAS property.

Property and tenancy managers

Property and tenancy managers must be nominated by an approved participant and approved by us before leasing property under the scheme.

Property and tenancy managers for NRAS should be one of the following a:

  • Registered Housing Provider under the Housing Act 2003
  • licensed real estate agent under the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
  • a local government.

If you are interested in becoming an NRAS property and tenancy manager, please contact an approved participant directly.

Find out more about the requirements and role of property and tenancy managers.

Approved participants

4walls

Phone:
(07) 3896 4710
Email:
nras@4walls.org.au

Affordable Management Corporation

Phone:
(07) 3234 8988

Aspire Housing Group

Phone:
1300 909 319
Email:
contact@aspirehousinggroup.com

Aushomes

Phone:
(07) 3809 5999

Ausbuild Developments

Phone:
(07) 5549 4756
Email:
auswidegroup@gmail.com

Australian Residential Investments

Phone:
(07) 3105 2899

Aztec

Phone:
5491 2717
Email:
janeosborne@aztecdevelopments.com.au

BRAL Investments

Phone:
(07) 4152 1600
Email:
rentals@michaelsrealestate.com.au

Brisbane Housing Company

Phone:
(07) 3307 3000
Email:
reception@bhcl.com.au

Coast2Bay Housing Group

Phone:
(07) 5451 2912
Email:
nras@coast2bay.com.au

Crown Property

Phone:
0431 465 060
Email:
alexandra@nextproperty.com.au

Horizon Housing Solutions

Phone:
(07) 5668 9400
Email:
NRASenquiries@horizonhousing.com.au

Mystart

Phone:
(07) 5554 0900
Email:
rentals@theinvestmentfocus.com.au

Philip Usher Constructions

Phone:
(07) 3800 1666
Email:
glen@philipusher.com.au

Quantum Housing Group

Phone:
1300 840 934

Queensland Affordable Housing Consortium

Phone:
(07) 3169 2500
Email:
property@qahc.asn.au

Questus Funds Management

Phone:
1800 243 410
Email:
katie.drysdale@questus.com.au

Stony Creek

 
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Last updated:
19 March 2013

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