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Private rent assistance DSS 2011-12

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term480492
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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Private rent assistance relates to the provision of financial assistance to enable households to access and maintain accommodation in the private rental market and includes:

     • bond loans
     • rental grants
     • rental subsidies
     • relocation expenses and
     • other assistance grants.

The collection excludes non-financial assistance, for example, tenancy support services and tenancy guarantees.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termHouseholds
Guide for use:Help on this termHouseholds receiving ongoing assistance should be counted once for the financial year only for each program type where assistance was provided—regardless of which financial year assistance commenced.
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Include:

  • all households who received private rent assistance during the 2011–12 financial year.

The value of assistance provided to a household during the 2011–12 financial year for:

  • all households who commenced receiving assistance for the year ending 30 June 2012 regardless of the form of assistance (i.e. whether assistance is one-off, ongoing, repayable or non-repayable)
  • all households who commenced receiving an ongoing form of assistance in a previous financial year (i.e. prior to 1 July 2011) and continued to receive this assistance from 1 July 2011.

Exclude:

  • Households with outstanding monies to repay for assistance provided in a previous financial year, where no new assistance was provided for year ending 30 June 2012

  • Related administrative and operational costs associated with providing the private rent assistance
  • The value of assistance provided to a household prior to 1 July 2011 (i.e. for households continuing to receive ongoing forms of assistance that commenced prior to 1 July 2011)
  • The value of outstanding repayable monies where a repayable form of assistance was provided prior to 1 July 2011 and outstanding monies had not been repaid by 30 June 2011.

Data qualifications:

  • For those households who commenced receiving assistance in a previous financial year (i.e. prior to 1 July 2011) and they continued to receive this assistance, include only the value of assistance provided for the year ending 30 June 2012 (i.e. disregard the value of assistance provided prior to 1 July 2011)
  • For those households who commenced receiving assistance in a previous financial year (i.e. prior to 1 July 2011) and they continued to receive this assistance, report the originating date of the assistance (i.e. the date the household first received the assistance).

Jurisdictions are requested to provide details of all programs of private rent assistance (financial only) available to households during the 2011-12 reporting period. An Excel spreadsheet is provided for this purpose and includes the following fields:

  • name of program
  • description of program
  • eligibility criteria.
Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2011
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2012

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAIHW
Steward:Help on this termHousing and Homelessness Information Management Group
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Private rent assistance data collection, Jurisdiction manual 2011-2012. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Private rent assistance DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Has been superseded by Private rent assistance DSS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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-Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory1
-Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Household—financial assistance amount received, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—household identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—principal source of cash income, (housing assistance) code N[.N.N]Mandatory1
-Household—rent paid (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—person identifier (household), X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Service event—assistance received date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Service event—assistance type, private rent assistance code N[N]Mandatory1
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