National Housing And Homelessness Agreement Legislation

1.9 The overall goal of NAHA is to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation. NAHA is a framework for improving outcomes for all Australians – for tenants and homebuyers, for those receiving housing benefit and for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 1.15 In the 2017-18 budget, the government announced that it would work with states to reform existing funding regimes for housing and homelessness through the creation of the NHHA. This is part of the government`s overall plan to improve housing outcomes for all Australians. The NHHA represents $125 million for homeless services in 2019-20. States and territories will provide these funds. The legislative committee heard from a large number of key organizations involved in the provision of social housing and services for the homeless, as well as from state and territorial governments. The Committee recognized the need to improve the outcomes of housing and homelessness and agreed that funding for social and homeless centres was essential to protect vulnerable Australians. 1.20 The amendments provide a framework for the Commonwealth to provide payments to states to support the implementation of housing programs, services and reforms (including affordable and social housing), homelessness and affordable housing, by introducing an amendment to the Job Creation Act to establish new funding schemes to support the Commonwealth in housing and to combat housing against homelessness. The bill establishes a funding framework to promote improved outcomes across the housing spectrum.

The bill also rescinds the NSPP for housing services. 1.13 One of the NPAH`s priorities is the reduction of homelessness across Australia. States retain budgetary flexibility in the mix of services to maximize efficiency and efficiency. However, there are a number of requirements that states must meet in order to obtain funding, such as .B adaptation of Commonwealth funding, the development of project plans and the allocation of a certain amount of funding for priority outcomes. It contains information on housing and homelessness (see points 1.40 to 1.42); and 1.62 The NHHA will separately identify indexed (state-led) funding for homeless services. This funding agreement will continue to support the weakest priority cohorts, including those affected by domestic violence, Aboriginal Australians and vulnerable young Australians. Citing its lack of impact in the fight against homelessness and the increased affordability of housing, the Commonwealth government abolished the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) in 2017 and replaced it with the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA).