The plan calls for action from the following key players
• appoint a Federal Housing Minister
• a long-term national housing plan for Australia
• a National Housing Planning Council
• reform taxes and use the savings for affordable housing
• promote competition and choice in social housing
• reform Commonwealth Rent Assistance
• fill the funding gap between operating costs and rents from low income households
• a single national regulator of all social and affordable housing
• reform land supply and planning systems
• make suitable government land available for affordable housing.
State and territory governments
• better use of planning tools to deliver affordable housing
• inclusionary zoning with a minimum targets
• replace stamp duty on residential property with land tax
• strengthen tenancy regulations
• make suitable government land available for affordable housing development as an equity partner with community housing organisations
• transfer public housing stock to community housing operators
• separate funding, regulatory and the housing delivery functions.
• develop housing strategies to protect existing low-cost housing
• support affordable housing in land use policies
• encourage diverse housing forms suitable for people at different stages of their lives
• increase density in middle ring suburbs
• identify land suitable for affordable housing
• contribute land for affordable housing as an equity partner, or on long leases, in developments with community housing organisations
• develop more efficient, transparent and equitable infrastructure funding mechanisms
• offer rates concessions to community housing organisations.
Financial services industry
• develop lending products that support shared equity home purchases
• improve accessibility of banking services to all Australians, including Indigenous people
• educate itself about the benefit of doing business with community housing organisations.
Property development and construction industries
• bring more diverse and affordable housing product to the market
• use good design to improve liveability and reduce the lifetime costs of housing.
Community housing industry
• build on its proven success in using commercial approaches to meet its social purpose
• undertake co-investment or joint ventures with governments as equity partners
• strengthen relationships with local government.
Joanna Forman 0416 312099
Suite 309, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) is a registered charity.
ACN: 604 344 112
CHIA is also a proud member of National Shelter and the Australian Council of Social Services.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
CHIA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders past, present and emerging.