In a joint project with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), we launched a suite of resources aimed at increasing the supply of affordable housing by smoothing the process of negotiating Affordable Housing Agreements (AHAs).
The resources were:
- Fact sheet: A guide for developers
- Fact sheet: Understanding the community housing sector
- Fact sheet: A guide for local government
- Tool kit for planners
The resources provide all parties with an enhanced understanding of each other’s operating constraints and business model to encourage more agreements to be struck, enabling more disadvantaged Victorians to have the safety and security of a home.View here
We would like to thank the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) for funding this work; and the reference group members for ensuring that we captured the diversity of views. This is the first time that our sectors have come together to undertake such a project and we hope to continue this productive working relationship going forward, as we see many opportunities for local government submissions and the community sector to work together in addressing Victoria’s Affordable Housing shortfall.