Tenant Zone

How do I become a tenant:

  1. Ring the intake worker on 02 8880 8222. We will tell you if we have a vacancy at the service and we can discuss if this is the best service for you.
  2. We will arrange for an interview with you at the office. During the interview we will discuss your needs and what we can offer you. You will be asked to provide some information about yourself and we can answer any questions you may have. You will need to provide proof of income (Centrelink Statement or Pay slips) and photographic Identification.
  3. If the interview is successful we will arrange a meeting for you and the other tenants that will be living with you.
  4. If the meeting goes well and you are happy to live in the house then we will sign a Residential Tenancy Agreement with you and the Community Housing Provider.
  5. The Community Housing Provider will charge you a rebated rent and will work out with you if you are entitled to Commonwealth Rental Assistance.  You will be required to pay two weeks rent in advance and this will be discussed with you when you are allocated to a property.
  6. A bond of up to four weeks market rent is also payable and this will also be discussed with you when you are allocated a property. Bond is only payable once on moving in and is returned to you on leaving if you do not owe us any money.


What do we expect of tenants?

  1. Most importantly, you are expected to sign a standard rental lease which is a legal contract between you and your Community Housing Provider. This includes your agreement to participate in support services with EHY. The lease outlines the rights and responsibilities of both you as the tenant and the housing provider.
  2. You will be required to engage in case management, living skills training and other support services on a regular basis.
  3. You will be expected to be able to live independently and pay your rent every two weeks.
  4. You will be expected to live in a property with 1, 2 or 3 other young people, and take equal responsibility for the house.
  5. You must attend house meetings once a week and other meetings arranged with EHY
  6. You will be expected to follow the house rules as a tenant.