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NHFIC and Compass boost stock of freehold social and affordable housing

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s (NHFIC’s) transformative financing has enabled Compass Housing Services to increase its holdings of social and affordable housing, with a total of 330 new homes converted from leasehold to freehold. This means the social and affordable rental homes will remain permanently in the hands of Compass, a NSW-based registered […]

Labor deals out an affordable full house budget reply

The 2019-20 Federal Budget reply sees affordable housing and the development of policies to provide national certainty for housing supply as the equivalent of a ‘Full House’. The reply outlines the policies of 250,000 affordable rentals over 10 years, build-to-rent taxation structures, and headlines the overarching support of future housing in the previously announced National […]

Budget surplus belies affordable housing deficit

The 2019-20 Federal Budget ramps up last year’s record infrastructure spend to hit $100bn over a decade but offers no new initiatives in the affordable housing space. This affordable housing budget deficit position sits in contrast to the position handed down at Budget 2017-18 when affordable housing was a centrepiece of the budget and future […]

$6.6B ALP Affordable Rental Infrastructure to underpin affordable housing futures

Media Release 16 December 2018 PowerHousing Australia today strongly supported the commitment made by Federal Labor to invest $6.6 billion to restructure a national long term investment to deliver affordable rental housing infrastructure. The promise to build 250,000 new dwellings across programs over the next 10-15 years with Community Housing Providers central to the task, […]

NRAS; the Christmas gift that saved Australian housing supply

The Australian Opinion Editorial (13 December 2018) We are generally told to spare a thought for those more needy at this time of year and for the first 200 of around 37,000 families and low income tenants whose National Rental Affordability Scheme subsidies start to wind down after 10 years, this Christmas will pose some […]

PowerHousing Australia Welcomes the Appointment of Inaugural NHFIC CEO

PowerHousing Australia today welcomed the appointment of the inaugural National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) CEO, Nathan Dal Bon.   Following appointment of NHFIC Chair Brendan Crotty and board members including PowerHousing Independent Director David Cant, Mr Dal Bon’s appointment affirms his close work with PowerHousing membership and the sector on the development of […]

Federal Labor engage sector and National Housing Strategy

From the Director – David Cant (PowerHousing Australia Independent Director) Alongside PowerHousing Chair Nicola Lemon, and Vice Chair Ken Marchingo, I was pleased to represent PowerHousing Australia (PHA) at the CHIA National AGM on Tuesday 20th November in Melbourne. The highlight of the occasion was an address by The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of […]