Climate to drive housing policies

“As the result identifies climate and affordable housing will be a focus of the next ALP Government, Greens and Independents and the replacement of old inefficient homes will have to be a focus.” As per the Climate to drive housing policies story on page 4 of todays Australian print/online edition, a quarter of the top […]

Additional $2 billion Federal Budget financing lifeline for low cost housing outcomes

With housing affordability cost of living pressures shaping as the key election issue, PowerHousing Australia was pleased to see the Liability Cap which the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has to lend to Community Housing Providers(CHPs) increased by $2b to $5.5b in tonight’s Federal Budget. This additional low-cost finance, secured in a period […]

Top Achievers named at the 2021 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and Awards

The 2021 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards commenced with an address from the Federal Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Minister Jason Clare MP. The Hon Jason Clare MP commended PowerHousing Members for their exceptional work in the community housing space and congratulated those outstanding individuals and teams who were recognised at the 2021 […]

2022 PowerHousing Australia CoreLogic Standard House Report

Read the PowerHousing Australia CoreLogic Standard House Report. We are releasing our annual Australian Affordable Housing E-Scan report today, in partnership with CoreLogic. We find that renewal of Australia’s ageing housing stock offers a multitude of benefits that will supercharge the emissions reduction, boost jobs and provide new functional affordable housing for younger Australians.  Australia’s […]

NHFIC Review roadmap for affordable asset class

The Federal Government has tabled the NHFIC review parliament yesterday and is expected to respond to the report at the release of the Mid Year Economic and Financial Outlook in the final sitting period of the year. The Review recognises that Australia is facing a structural undersupply of social and affordable housing, meeting the challenge will […]

Shock record housing commencements result, but where is the affordability

ABS Building Activity released today show a record June quarter in housing commencements, stimulated by HomeBuilder and low interest rates, seeing a massive 212,000 housing starts nationally result, which is around 100,000 homes above previous FY2021 forecasts made at the beginning of COVID. The 4th quarter June 2021 result of 65,000 commencements alone is the […]

Infrastructure Australia’s plan integrates Social Infrastructure and Community Housing

Infrastructure Australia has today published its landmark 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, calling for a new wave of infrastructure reform with a 15-year roadmap to drive our standard of living and improve the resilience and sustainability of our essential infrastructure, which now includes Social Infrastructure including Community Housing. PowerHousing applauds Infrastructure Australia for stepping in with the Australian […]

Strong housing market defying migration demand shortfall

Strong ABS lending and building approvals, stimulated by HomeBuilder and low interest rates, is seeing a domestic home buyer resurgence bolstered by the record cohort of expats returning to Australia. However, decimation of visa class arrivals presents a looming market demand risk and future activity drop. In net terms, we have seen three quarters of […]

National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children

PowerHousing today provided submissions to the Department of Social Services National Plan to End Violence Against Women and their Children. As per our submission, it is critical that the Australian Government is developing the next National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (the National Plan) with housing being at its heart. With rising […]