Housing Australia Future Fund Facility and National Housing Accord Facility
Co-investment finance for 40,000 social and affordable homes through the Housing Australia Future Fund and National Housing Accord.
Call for Applications now open
Applications for Funding Round One under the Housing Australia Future Fund Facility (HAFFF) and National Housing Accord Facility (NHAF) are now open.
The Application period for Funding Round One is from 15 January 2024 until 2:00pm (AEDT) on 22 March 2024.
Housing Australia Future Fund and National Housing Accord
The Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and the National Housing Accord are Federal Government initiatives to improve housing outcomes for Australians and will collectively support the delivery of 20,000 new social and 20,000 new affordable homes across Australia over five years. These programs are administered by Housing Australia.
What is the Housing Australia Future Fund Facility (HAFFF)?
The HAFF is a $10 billion investment fund established by the Federal Government and managed by the Future Fund. The income generated by the HAFF will provide disbursements used to deliver 20,000 new social and 10,000 new affordable homes over five years, including housing to support acute housing needs. Housing Australia is expected to administer the majority of disbursements from the HAFF which will be provided to the Housing Australia Future Fund Facility (HAFFF).
What is the National Housing Accord Facility (NHAF)?
Under the National Housing Accord, the Federal Government has committed to delivering 10,000 new affordable homes over five years from 2024. The National Housing Accord Facility (NHAF) is the instrument through which Housing Australia will support the delivery of affordable homes via financing under the National Housing Accord.
Eligibility and how to apply
The following entities are eligible to apply for funding under the HAFFF and NHAF:
- Community housing providers that are registered under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing and are registered charities
- Australian States and Territories, local governing bodies, and Local, State or Territory government-owned corporations
- Charitable entities with a primary purpose of improving housing outcomes for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, or for current or former members of the Australian Defence Force
- Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) whose purpose is to increase social and/or affordable housing, where at least one member is an entity mentioned above.
View the fact sheets and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for more information.
Housing Australia is now seeking applications for funding from Eligible Applicants for HAFFF and NHAF financing through Funding Round One.
Over the 5-year program rollout, it is anticipated that there will be multiple HAFFF and NHAF funding rounds. Applicants who are unsuccessful or do not participate in Funding Round One are encouraged to participate in future potential funding rounds.
Housing Australia will continue to collaborate with all levels of government, investors, community housing providers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing providers, veterans housing providers and the residential development, building and construction sectors to support quality social and affordable housing.
How to submit an application
- Register for an account on the Housing Australia Portal (HAP)
- To download the guide on how to register for an account on the HAP, click here.
- If you do not receive an email notifying you of an outcome within 2 business days (or need technical assistance), contact our technical support team on (02) 8925 1800
- Once your registration has been approved, download and review the Call for Applications (CFA) documents and supporting documentation from within the portal
- Submit an application and supporting documentation via the HAP by 2:00pm (AEDT) on 22 March 2024.
Following the close of the application period, Housing Australia will assess the applications. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in writing in Q3 2024.
Further information, including CFA documents and a Question & Answer (Q&A) facility, are available within the HAP.
To access the HAP, click here.
All contact with Housing Australia about the HAFFF and NHAF during the CFA process is via the Q&A facility in the HAP. Should an Applicant have a technical (IT-related) enquiry related to the operation of the HAP, the Applicant should call (02) 8925 1800 for support.
Housing Australia Future Fund Facility and National Housing Accord Facility Information Session
On 18 January, Housing Australia hosted a virtual information session about the Housing Australia Future Fund Facility (HAFFF) and National Housing Accord Facility (NHAF).
The session provided an overview of the HAFFF and NHAF, including detailed information about the types of funding available, eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application process.
The session recording is provided below.
The recordings of the Additional Information Sessions and Technical briefings held between 5 and 19 February 2024 are available on the HAP.
View the Housing Australia Future Fund Facility (HAFFF) and National Housing Accord Facility (NHAF) fact sheets for more information.
Fact sheet - GeneralView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing providersView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Australian Defence Force member housing providersView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Developers, Builders, Financiers and InvestorsView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Housing for Women and Children experiencing Domestic and Family ViolenceView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Faith-based organisationsView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Local GovernmentsView the fact sheet
Fact sheet - Older Women at Risk of HomelessnessView the fact sheet
Housing Australia Portal
All contact with Housing Australia about the HAFFF and NHAF during the CFA process is via the Q&A facility in the HAP.
To download the guide on how to register for an account, click here.
Should an Applicant have a technical (IT-related) enquiry related to the operation of the HAP, the Applicant should call (02) 8925 1800 for support.
To access the HAP, click here.