Social and Affordable Housing Fund

The NSW Government launched the first phase of procurement for projects to be supported by the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) in January 2016. The aim of SAHF is to boost the delivery of social and affordable housing linked to support services across NSW.

The first phase of the SAHF seeks proposals from entities and groups of entities interested in contributing to the delivery of 3,000 additional social and affordable homes in metropolitan and regional NSW.

This phase includes establishing service agreements of up to 25 years that comprise access to accommodation, along with tenancy and asset management, as well as coordinating access to social support programs and services where appropriate.

SAHF Phase1 has a two stage process including an invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) followed by a Request for Proposal. The evaluation process for the EOI was completed at the end of April 2016. Shortlisted applicants have been notified. The Request for Proposal will be released to shortlisted applicants in early May 2016 and contracts are expected to be awarded to successful applicants in November 2016.

SAHF projects will be funded from the investment proceeds of a dedicated fund (SAHF NSW) established by Treasury NSW. The Government has contributed $1.1 billion in seed capital to SAHF NSW.

Any further inquiries on the Program can be directed to sahf@facs.nsw.gov.au.

The SAHF has been designed with support and input from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) and the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS), who were signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NSW Government in March 2015.