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Pensioner housing is provided to ensure quality housing is available for older people with limited financial resources.The Council owns and rents out 275 pensioner units in 16 separate complexes in different parts of the city. We also provide limited welfare assistance to the tenants.
We have 234 single units (including three for disabled tenants) and 41 pensioner units suitable for couples. Of these, 15 units have carports and approximately half have off-street parking. Gardens and lawns are maintained, outdoor lighting is provided and garden rubbish is removed. Most units have implement sheds. A community centre is provided at the Eugene Crotty complex.A welfare officer visits each tenant at least three times a year, or more if required, to assess any welfare needs.The occupancy rate for our pensioner housing is around 92%.The units are available to those who can demonstrate limited financial resources, are over 60 years (or 55 years if there are surplus units) and can live independently.
Note: The rentals are set to cover costs and are approximately 27% of the Government benefit for the elderly.
Pensioner housing brochure (PDF, 2334KB)