Request for Information - Community Housing Strategy

The Northern Territory Government is developing an urban Community Housing Strategy (the Strategy) for the NT and has released a Request for Information (RFI) as the first step in developing the strategy.

This RFI allows organisations and stakeholders with innovative policy ideas to present them to government and influence the development of the Strategy.

The department is interested in information that helps to identify or inform options for the development of the Strategy, particularly:

  • evidence regarding policy positions that may influence the development of the community housing sector
  • financial opportunities and risks which are relevant to policy positions
  • models for community housing which could be implemented in the NT
  • market sounding as to the level of interest which may be expected for community housing providers to develop in the NT, and what factors may influence their participation
  • additional relevant items for the NT Government to consider.

The Strategy will inform a proposed release of up to 750 public housing dwellings to the community housing sector which would occur at a later date. The Strategy will include actions intended to grow the capacity and capability of the community housing sector, enabling the sector to take a greater role in the delivery of social housing in the NT.

Anyone may respond to the RFI. The department encourages participation from interested parties such as non-government organisations and community housing providers, industry associations, housing and community housing provider peak bodies, tenant advocates, industry researchers and other key stakeholders.

The department will use the information from the RFI process, interstate and international learnings and independent economic modelling to develop a draft Strategy.

The department will engage again with stakeholders at a later date regarding the draft Strategy.

RFI submission guidelines can be downloaded here.

Responses are to be emailed to community.housing@nt.gov.au. Responses can be sent at any time, however will be most useful if received prior to Thursday 31 August, 2017.

Definition

Community housing is a form of social housing whereby accommodation is delivered by non-government organisations.

For more information contact the Director Planning, on community.housing@nt.gov.au or call 8999 8314.

Last updated: 28 November 2017