Housing Australia's purpose is to improve housing outcomes by helping more Australians to access affordable, safe and secure housing.
A co-ordinated, collaborative and integrated approach
We work together with stakeholders who have a shared ambition to facilitate more housing for more Australians. We bring together all levels of government, institutional investors, lenders, community housing providers, faith-based organisations, private sector developers and construction companies to facilitate and support delivery of more social and affordable housing.
We also work with participating lenders to facilitate home ownership for more eligible home buyers.
Housing Australia's Achievements
- Supported Australians in need of affordable housing, including people with a disability, Indigenous Australians, vulnerable women and children, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people living in regional Australia
- Approved $3.8 billion in long-term loans to 38 CHPs, supporting over 18,200 new and existing homes and saving these CHPs an estimated* $660 million in interest and fees as well as other indirect costs associated with refinancing.
- Issued over $2.2 billion in bonds, 6 bond issuances with tenors up to 15 years, issued first sustainability bond and floating rate note, in line with international ESG agenda (environmental, social and corporate governance)
- Establishing social and affordable housing as a new investment asset class, with bonds supported by more than 60 domestic and international institutions, including Australian superannuation funds, sovereign wealth funds and offshore ethical investment funds, leveraging private capital into CHPs
- Approved over $605 million in infrastructure facilities, to unlock over 10,300 projected new dwellings and accelerate housing supply
- Helped over 124,000 Australians purchase or build a home by administering the Government's Home Guarantee Scheme
- Published 16 housing research reports and hosted 4 webinars, providing insights into the nation’s housing sector
- Published third flagship State of the Nation’s Housing report, focused on housing supply and demand projections.
- Provided 31 individual CHP and 13 sector-wide capacity building grants, to assist CHPs to develop their financial capability and undertake new developments
These achievements are from establishment to 31 October 2023.
*The total interest savings amount reported is a projection calculated at the time of approval and may vary to the final savings realised by the borrower.
Housing Australia's 5th Anniversary
On 12 October 2023, the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) was renamed Housing Australia. All videos and event recordings published prior to this date will refer to NHFIC. However, these references can now be read as references to Housing Australia.