WA Government rental assistance available for those impacted by Covid-19

The WA Government is providing $30 million for grants of up to $2,000 in rental assistance for residents adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.  This is a one-off payment of up to $2,000 and is paid direct to the landlord or agent to offset part of any rent reduction, conditional on:

    • tenant lost job since March 2020
    • tenant applied for Centrelink support
    • tenant has limited savings, and
    • tenant has renegotiated rent with the owner/agent

The rental assistance payment itself is limited to four times the agreed reduction in rent!

For more information, visit residential rent relief grant scheme where you can also submit an online application.