National Affordable Housing Agreement Policy

NAHA is an agreement between the governments of the Commonwealth, State and Territory of Australia that is committed to achieving the following results: it replaces the 10-year National Affordable Housing Agreement and a series of partnerships since 2008 to combat homelessness – the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. The most recent agreement presents more achievable performance indicators than their predecessors. It also requires states to report on their annual financial contributions, a worthy step forward for transparency. The National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH), also launched in January 2009, contributes to the naha result, but is funded separately. The goal is to help homeless or homeless people achieve sustainable housing and social inclusion, including funding front-line homeless services. It is the responsibility of states and territories to determine where homeless services are, how they are provided and how much they are funded. The new agreement is essential to improve service delivery and enable COAG to implement economic and social reforms to support future growth, prosperity and social cohesion. Read also: Australia must revitalise affordable housing, not eliminate it. Unlike its predecessors, the new agreement aims to improve access to housing « on the whole range of housing. » This applies to the entire range of residential real estate, from the construction of homes in crisis to the home. Within this spectrum, the Commonwealth has set several immediate priorities: 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. Read also: Homeless people continue to pay until governments change course within the Housing Authority. Recent comments from Treasurer Scott Morrison and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar indicate that they believe the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) has not met its targets for increasing the number of social housing units.

However, the Commonwealth has not been able to expand or replace other major housing programs that have been put in place over the past decade. These include the now-closed National Rental Affordability Scheme, which has resulted in more than 36,000 new affordable rental units, and a AUD 5 billion national partnership to improve housing supply and conditions in isolated (mostly Aboriginal) communities.