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Homelessness map heats up electorates

The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) in Victoria has released an interactive Homelessness Heat Map which gives a true picture of homelessness across the state. The interactive map is based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and has been analysed by Victorian state electorates. It was developed to coincide with the launch of […]

$50m in grants for creative NFPs

The Macquarie Group has pledge to donate a total of$50 million, over five years, to drive social change. The funds are to be distributed globally among five NFPs for projects that show lasting community benefit and have a ‘defined approach to measuring social impact’. Macquarie Group CEO, Nicholas Moore says, ‘Our people have devoted thousands of […]

PhD Scholarship in Social Housing

The Unison Housing Research LaB (UHRL) is a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing, Victoria’s largest social housing provider. The LaB is situated in the Social and Global Studies Centre (SGSC) in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS). The LaB was established in 2017 and is funded […]

New key worker housing in Tennant Creek

Venture Housing Company Limited (Venture) has lodged a development application for the construction of five new houses for key workers on low to moderate incomes in Tennant Creek. NT Indigenous enterprise, Dice Australia, is also partnering with Venture in the provision of solar power to these dwellings, thus rendering them even more affordable for their […]

NHFIC now live!

Potential borrowers from the Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator (AHBA) can now complete the Expression of Interest forms online to start the process. To help the National Housing Finance Investment Corporation (NHFIC) assess eligibility for AHBA loans, the EOI form asks for some basic information about your community housing organisation, and some details of the amount you may […]

Queenslanders searching for NRAS properties

According to data from realestate.com.au, NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme) was the second most common search term for people looking at property to rent or buy in Queensland in searches on realestate.com.au in the six months to May 31. The real estate website noted 51,416 searches for NRAS in that time frame, with the a […]

Energy bill targets affordable rentals

Independent Senator Tim Storer has presented a bill to Parliament that seeks to provide landlords with a $2000 tax credit when they put energy efficient upgrades into rentals that are offered at $300 a week or less. Senator Storer says, ‘It is estimated that improved energy efficiency in homes could cut energy consumption by up […]

Yass we need more housing

Argyle Housing, a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable and social housing in NSW, has seen a worrying rise in requests for housing services in Yass. In an article published in the Yass Tribune, CEO Wendy Middleton said, ‘Of the properties that we manage in Yass, all 95 are allocated to social housing and in many cases […]

Life post NRAS

Since mid-2017, CHIA has been talking to the Commonwealth Department of Social Services about the impending wind down of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Athough 198 incentives will expire in 2018, there are still 1,850 incentives still to be delivered  so the overall pool of active NRAS dwellings will not actually fall until 2020. […]

Changing of the guard

CHIA has written to Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Federal Housing Minister, Sarah Henderson, to congratulate them on their new roles. We have also requested meetings with both to discuss the development of a comprehensive, long-term national housing strategy to address the challenge of housing affordability. Read more about Sarah Henderson.