Social and Affordable Housing Fund

The Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) is a new approach to the way Social and Affordable Housing is delivered in NSW. The SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions to provide more Social Housing.

The SAHF comprises two main elements:

  1. SAHF NSW (the Fund): The NSW government has contributed $1.1 billion in seed funding which will be invested by the NSW Treasury Corporation. The returns will be used to support SAHF Phase 1 projects.
  2. FACS Commissioning Unit: A dedicated unit established within the Department of Family and Community Services to commission and procure Social and Affordable Housing services.

The SAHF is a key component of the NSW Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW strategy to provide more social and affordable housing in NSW.

SAHF Phase 1 is the first commissioning process for Social and Affordable housing services supported by the Fund.

SAHF Phase 1 will deliver access to between 2,000 and 3,000 additional Social and Affordable homes in metropolitan and regional NSW together with access to integrated support services through Tailored Support Coordination.

SAHF Phase 1 will purchase service packages from the private and not-for-profit sectors.

The service agreements will run for up to 25 years and will comprise:

  • Access to accommodation
  • Asset management and tenancy management services
  • Coordination of access to support services tailored to each household member
  • Performance and data reporting

It is not intended that FACS own the housing asset.

SAHF Phase 1 is a unique and long term opportunity for highly professional organisations to provide services for the Social and Affordable Housing sector for up to 25 years.