Programs & Services
National Affordable Housing Agreement
The National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) 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 BBRC Program aimed to facilitate the provision of affordable housing in regional Australia. The BBRC Program is now finalised.
Housing Affordability Fund
The HAF Program was a five-year, approximately $396 million investment by the Australian Government to reduce the cost of homes for eligible purchasers. There is only a small number of HAF projects not yet finalised.
Homes for Homes
The Australian Government is providing $6 million over four years for the Homes for Homes initiative aiming to raise private funds to support the development of social and affordable housing.
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness
On 23 March 2015, the Australian Government announced it will provide $230 million to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) for two years to 30 June 2017, with funding priority given to frontline services focusing on women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, and homeless youth.
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 assists young people stabilise their living situation and improve their level of engagement with family, work, education, training and their local community.