2011 Policy Recommendations

Intent on taking an inclusionary approach to working with its key partners, CHFV has detailed eight policy areas that set out to achieve realistic but ambitious outcomes that will provide significant boosts to the growth of community housing stock. Read more.

Federal Government: Housing Policy, Directions, and Funding

The Federal Government’s former Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek, has articulated a housing reform agenda linked to the provision of funds under both the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and Federal Stimulus Package. 

The reforms to enable the growth of community housing will focus on a number of key objectives, such as:

State Government: Housing Policy, Directions, and Funding

The Victorian Government has, for a number of years, been growing the community housing sector through the development of regulatory infrastructure and the provision of capital funding.

It has identified community housing as an excellent vehicle for the development of new affordable housing stock and, increasingly, the redevelopment of its public housing portfolio. In part, this strategic direction has been driven by the community housing sector’s capacity to deliver more housing for the taxpayer’s dollar compared to public housing.

In exchange for requiring all community housing organisations receiving funds or managing its stock to become registered and regulated either as a Housing Association or as a Registered Housing Provider, the Victorian Government has shown tremendous confidence in the community housing sector via the following actions: