Centre for Affordable Housing

Is boarding house and caravan park accommodation affordable housing?

Boarding house and caravan park accommodation is often considered affordable housing because they are generally lower cost and therefore more affordable to rent by very low to moderate income households. However, there are no specific eligibility criteria that apply to these types of accommodation, and rents are set at the discretion of the boarding house or caravan park managers.

Boarding house operators in NSW will need to register with NSW Fair Trading by 30 June 2013 under the new Boarding Houses Act 2012. For more information about registration, or to register, click here.