Special Reviews
Affordable Housing

Review of Social and Affordable Housing Rent Models

Review completed
Start Date
Jul 2016
Final Report to Minister
Jul 2017

The NSW Government has asked IPART to undertake an independent review of social and affordable housing rent models. The review is one of the actions under the Government’s social housing strategy, Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW.

We have made 27 draft recommendations on social and affordable housing, including:

  • maintaining the contribution made by social housing tenants at 25% of their income
  • implementing a sustainable funding model for housing providers
  • reforming the allocation system to better match tenants’ needs and, where possible, preferences for housing with the social housing available, and
  • creating stronger incentives for tenants who can to find work and/or private housing.

Our draft recommendations would increase the benefits realised from existing social housing stock and help to ensure new stock that matches future needs and demand can be delivered.

To find out more about our draft recommendations, read our Draft Report, see our video summary for tenants, or read our frequently asked questions for tenants.

We received 47 submissions on our Draft Report.

Here are the transcripts from our Public Hearings held at Dubbo on 2 May 2017 and Sydney on  9 May 2017.

We will provide our Final Report and recommendations to the Minister for Social Housing in July 2017.  The NSW Government can choose whether or not to accept our recommendations. 

Key contact:
Jennifer Vincent


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