Housing Support

The Australian Government via the Department of Social Services provides support to those in need of affordable housing and homelessness services.

The Department of Social Services provides submissions to parliamentary inquiries into housing and home ownership matters, and maintains list of housing resources and housing related sites.

Housing Affordability Fund (HAF)

The Australian Government provided grants to state, territory and local governments, to work in conjunction with the private sector, to reduce housing-related infrastructure and planning costs, and to pass savings to eligible purchasers.

The HAF Program funding ceased on 30 June 2013, with total funding of $396 million provided over five years from 2008-09. Seventy-six HAF projects in all states and territories had been funded. There is only a small number of HAF infrastructure projects that have not yet been finalised.

Further information


Housing Affordability Fund
Department of Social Services
GPO Box 9820
Canberra ACT 2601

Email: mailto:haf@dss.gov.au

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