Eligibility

Persons eligible for membership must be:
  • at least 18 years of age
  • provide proof of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • able to provide proof of permanent residency of more than 12 months on the Sunshine Coast (between Caloundra in the South and Cooloola and Rainbow Beach in the north, and inland to Glass House Mountains, Blackall Range, Cooroy, Nambour, Palmwoods, Mooloolah, Landsborough and Beerwah)
  • not a person who has been evicted from a Kabi Kabi Aboriginal Corporation (KKAC)property for any reason
  • not a person who has been pursued for rental arrears in relation to a KKAC property, where formal collection processes have been instigated
  • not an employee
  • not a body corporate

Applying for a Kabi home

To become eligible to apply for a Kabi Kabi home you must first become a member of the corporation (see eligibility criteria). You can request a membership application by calling Kabi Kabi on (07) 5346 9806 or click here.

Your application will then be presented to the Kabi Kabi Board of Directors Board for their consideration.

If approved, you will receive an acceptance letter and be directed to contact us if you want to be put onto the Kabi Kabi rental waitlist.

NB: becoming a member does not automatically place you on the housing wait-list. You must contact Kabi Kabi and it is recommended you complete an Application for Housing with the Department of Housing and Public Works if you want to be eligible for ALL Kabi homes.

Calculating Rent

Kabi Kabi operate within the Department of Housing and Public Works, utilising the Electronic Rent Calculator Tool (ERCT). The ERCT is a software application developed by the department to assist providers managing community and local government-managed housing to calculate rent in accordance with the Community Housing Rent Policy.

How is my rent assessed?

Rent is income based rather than based on a ‘flat rate’ for everyone. Some types of income are assessable, some are not, and a few are assessed at different percentages. Overall, rent is assessed at approximately 25% of the assessable household income. All Rent Assistance to which the household is entitled will also be included in the rent payable. The maximum rent you can be charged is the market rent for the dwelling. The market rent is the amount of rent that a tenant in the private rental market would pay for a similar property in your area.