Research, Data and Analytics
Supporting Housing Australia through a research, data and analytics capability
The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) today released its fourth annual Home Guarantee Scheme (HGS) Trends & Insights Report, covering data on the First Home Guarantee (FHBG), Family Home Guarantee (FHG) and Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee (RFHBG) for 2022-23.
This analysis is a collaboration between NHFIC and its major bank panel lenders CBA and NAB and provides data insights on the operation of the Government’s Home Guarantee Scheme (HGS) since its inception in January 2020 to 31 May 2022, benchmarked against broader first home buyer data for the equivalent period.
Good quality local infrastructure contributes to people’s wellbeing, increases the liveability of our local neighbourhoods and cities, and helps facilitate the necessary flow of new housing supply for a growing population. Poorly planned cities and inadequate local infrastructure can impede new housing supply and exacerbate affordability problems. Sub-standard local infrastructure can also sow the seeds of community discontent over more development, because people fear new housing will mean increased traffic congestion and eroding amenity in their local neighbourhoods.
Property tax reform is gathering momentum. The NSW government recently published a progress paper providing more detail about its reform intentions including the results of its public consultation process. The next step for NSW is to assess feedback on the progress paper and provide an update later in the year. It now joins the ACT as the only two jurisdictions in Australia intent on replacing transfer (stamp) duty with land tax.
This paper provides an update on some aspects of community housing financing in Australia and complementary measures needed to close the funding gap that exists for community housing. This gap is the difference between the costs of delivering and operating new community housing developments (including construction and ongoing management costs) and the rental returns.