Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF)
The Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF) is a $150 million program delivering more social and affordable housing in collaboration with Community Housing Providers (CHPs) across NSW.
The Community Housing Innovation Fund is part of a larger social housing reform for the NSW Government. The NSW Government reform agenda is seeking to deliver better outcomes for vulnerable people and to form ongoing partnerships with Non-Government Organisations and the private sector to deliver those outcomes. Access to stable, secure housing is a fundamental starting point for vulnerable people to help them stabilise their lives and improve their circumstances.
- Breaking the cycle of disadvantage is a policy priority for the NSW Premier.
- ‘Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW’, released in January 2016, sets out the NSW Government’s vision for the Social Housing system over the next ten years.
The CHIF supports the Premier’s Priorities and Future Directions’ goal of delivering on the NSW Government commitment to create a more responsive Social Housing system. It has been designed to help deliver Future Directions’ vision by increasing resources available for the social housing services by making funds available to smaller CHPs, and those in regional locations, to be able to innovate and provide additional social housing.
The CHIF is contributing to the ‘Reducing Homelessness’ priority.