Programs & Services

Housing

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement
The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) aims to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation.

Commonwealth Rent Assistance
Rent Assistance is a non-taxable income supplement paid to eligible people who rent in the private or community housing rental markets. Pensioners, Allowees and those receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A may be eligible for Rent Assistance.

National Rental Affordability Scheme
The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is a long term commitment by the Australian Government in partnership with the states and territories, to invest in affordable rental housing.

Building Better Regional Cities Program
The objectives of the BBRC Program are to invest in local infrastructure projects that support an increase in the number of homes for sale and rent that are affordable for working families on ordinary incomes.

Housing Affordability Fund
The Housing Affordability Fund (the Fund) is a five year, $450 million investment by the Australian Government that is helping to reduce the cost of new homes for homebuyers.

Hobart City Deal
The Australian Government is providing $30 million for local organisations to boost the supply of social and affordable housing in Greater Hobart.

Homelessness

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement
The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) aims to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation.

The NHHA includes $125 million in 2019-20 dedicated for homelessness services. States and territories will match this funding.

Reconnect
The Australian Government has committed up to $118 million over five years to the Reconnect program, which assists young people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

The Reconnect program uses community-based early intervention services to assist young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and their families.

Reconnect provides services to young people to find stable accommodation, improve their relationships with family, find work or to stay at school, and participate in their local community.

The aim of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing counselling, group work, mediation and practical support to the whole family.

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