Housing supply

National Affordable Housing Agreement project report

This report is the result of a series of consultations held by National Shelter around the country on the strengths and weaknesses of the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA).  It contains a series of recommendations to strengthen the agreement.

Budget 2014 media release

National Shelter condemns the abandonment of affordable housing in the 2014 Federal Budget

Meeting housing challenges (summary)

October 2012

Australia faces four key housing challenges in 2012:

  • making housing more affordable
  • reforming the private rental market
  • combatting homelessness, and
  • revitalising social housing.

These critical issues are addressed in our new policy platform, 'Meeting housing challenges'. A draft long version is also available.

Towards an improved National Affordable Housing Agreement

22 August 2012

Treasury is currently undertaking a five-year review of the National Affordable Housing Agreement — the agreement by the Council of Australian Governments governing housing assistance and homelessness funding that commenced in 2009. In order to prepare input for the Treasury review process, the National Affordable Housing Summit convened a roundtable meeting on August 22 to discuss priorities for a revised agreement, which was organised by our chairperson. This background paper prepared by consultant, Rebecca Richardson, for the roundtable outlines key proposals for enhancing the agreement, such as the inclusion of growth funds to deliver additional housing that is affordable to people on low incomes.

Meeting housing challenges (draft long version)

March 2012

Australia faces four key housing challenges in 2012:

  • making housing more affordable
  • reforming the private rental market
  • combatting homelessness, and
  • revitalising social housing.

These critical issues are addressed in our new policy platform, 'Meeting housing challenges', which will be finalised in 2012. This is a draft of the long version of the policy platform, and a draft summary version is also available.