National Agreement on Social Housing and Homelessness

The National Agreement on Social Housing and Homelessness (NASHH) replaces the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement from 1 July 2024. It is an agreement between the Australian and state and territory governments under the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009.

About the NASHH

Through the NASHH, the Australian and state and territory governments will work towards a common objective to help people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and support the effective operation of Australia’s social housing and homelessness services sectors.

The NASHH will provide flexibility to states and territories to deliver services that best meet the needs of their communities and to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities. It also improves data and evidence sharing and the transparency and accountability of public spending.

Under the agreement, the Australian Government will provide around $1.8 billion each year to states and territories. This includes a homelessness funding component of around $400 million a year. The states and territories are required to match their proportion of homelessness funding.

The objectives of the NASHH will be assessed against the National Outcomes Framework. Key social housing and homelessness measures will be used to monitor progress achieved through the NASHH.

Connection with Closing the Gap

The NASHH recognises the need to address the disproportionate housing inequality that affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The commitments made under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap are reflected in the NASHH, including the need for shared decision-making.

For more information

To find out more about the agreement, bilateral schedules, and Statements of Assurance, visit the Federal Financial Relations website.

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