Legislation & Policy Context

The National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) is an agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories, including the ACT. The NAHA commenced on 1 January 2009, with an aspirational objective “that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation”. The NAHA replaces the former Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) and Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA).

Subsequent to the NAHA, the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness and the National Partnership Agreement on Social Housing were also agreed between the Commonwealth, states and territories, to implement specific strategies in these areas. These agreements are consistent with the Commonwealth Government’s The Road Home, White Paper on Homelessness, which set an ambitious target to halve homelessness by 2020 and offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it.

National policies and agreements

The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness External Link 
The National Affordable Housing Agreement External Link
The National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness External Link
The National Partnership Agreement on Social Housing External Link
The National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness – ACT Implementation Plan External Link 

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ACT legislation, programs and determinations

ACT legislation, programs and determinations External Link
Housing Assistance Public Housing Assistance Program Delegation 2010 External Link
Housing Assistance Housing Asset Assistance Program Delegation 2010 External Link
Housing Assistance Rental Bonds Housing Assistance Program Delegation 2010 External Link

ACT Affordable Housing Action Plan External Link
ACT Affordable Housing Action Plan Phase II External Link
ACT Housing Assistance Act 2010 External Link
Public Rental Housing Assistance Program External Link
Rental Bonds Housing Assistance Program External Link
Housing Assistance Programs - Operational Guidelines External Link
Housing Asset Assistance Program External Link
Income and Asset Determination External Link
Priority Categories Determination External Link
ACT Residential Tenancies Act 1997External Link

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