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 up to 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.