Same House different Landlord

The Same House Different Landlord Program offers tenancy management support to clients for a period of six months.  The case worker and the young person, develop a six-month tenancy plan, to assist them to gain skills in managing a longer-term tenancy independently.  Once the young person can manage a longer-term tenancy, the young person signs a new lease with the Department of Housing and Public Works.  This means that the young person becomes a public housing tenant for the duration of their housing need.

Youth Link implements the Community Housing Rent Policy in line with funding body contractual requirements Department of Communities, Housing, and Digital Economy.

Rent is determined on a case-by-case instance referencing the Community Housing Rent Calculator

Same House Different landlord tenants are required to meet the eligibility criteria under the Community Housing programs specifications policy. 

Youth Links Transitional Accommodation Program, Headlease Grants Program and Same House Different Landlord Program provides stable and affordable accommodation and case management for young people in need of support with the challenges of living independently.

The major benefit of the Headlease Program and the Same House Different Landlord Program is that tenancies move beyond a supported placement, young people leave with the knowledge of their tenancy rights and responsibilities and some of these tenants may move past these programs with tenancy skills straight into private rental.