St Bart’s made a submission to the Productivity Commission in March to help inform the commission’s scheduled review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA).
The NHHA commenced on 1 July 2018 and seeks to improve access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing. It enables the provision of around $1.6 billion per year in Commonwealth funding to support states and territories to deliver housing and homelessness services and programs.
The Productivity Commission’s review of the NHHA seeks to determine the extent to which it is meeting its objectives. It will consider options to maximise the impact of the Commonwealth’s investment and improve progress to meeting the Agreement’s target outcomes of a well functioning social housing system, affordable housing options and an effective homelessness service system.
The final report is expected to be released by 30 June 2022.