Housing and finance

Housing and Finance

Information to help you  work out your finaces and find a home

“I was living on the streets of Newcastle when I left domestic violence. I turned to prostitution to earn money and find somewhere to shower, and slept places I felt safe.

“I went to the Department of Housing and registered for housing. I was soon relocated to stable accommodation. This gave me a stable home to deal with the effects of domestic violence and my substance use.. Without stable accommodation, I would not have been able to get my life on track. I had a place that I could base myself from, and a place to recover that was safe. Most importantly, I had a place to call home.

Parent

Services who can support you if you need help with housing

Housing Pathways

Provide different housing assistance options for a variety of needs, including help with homelessness

Housing subsidy

Provides secure, appropriate and affordable housing opportunities and assistance to all sections of the community with housing needs

Housing NSW Fact Sheets

Factsheets about eligibility and applying for social housing assistance

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens specialist Homelessness services

Helps you learn how to apply for private rental assistance or social housing, understand your rights and responsibilities

Compass Housing

Provide secure and affordable housing for low to moderate income earning households, as well as housing products for disadvantaged people who have difficulties sourcing adequate and affordable accommodation in the private market

Hunter Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service

Provides free tenancy advice and advocacy services to tenants

Wesley Accommodation

Provide a broad range of support services for people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. 

Start Safely Subsidy

Family and domestic violence issues financial help for rent

“Nobody chooses to be homeless. Homelessness is a result of circumstance.”

Parent