The second phase of the SAHF provides an opportunity for more private and not-for-profit organisations to work together, or form consortia, and put forward innovative proposals to increase the supply of Social and Affordable housing in NSW.
SAHF Phase 2 is seeking to procure an integrated service package(s) which includes access to up to 1,200 social and affordable dwellings; and associated asset and tenancy management services, tailored support coordination for tenants, and performance and data reporting. This includes:
Service packages will be provided for up to 25 years and designed to improve social outcomes for tenants including improving their stability and independence.
Increase supply of Social and Affordable Housing: SAHF Phase 2 will target an additional 1,200 social and affordable dwellings in locations that balance supply and demand across NSW. These locations will provide good access for social and affordable households to the services and supports that they need.
Delivery and value for money: SAHF Phase 2 will deliver high quality services that represent value for money with an appropriate risk profile and within the timeframe set by the NSW Government.
Unlock land contributions: SAHF Phase 2 will seek to unlock concessional land contributions, where available, to drive value for money and maximise the impact of SAHF funding. (For example, through partnerships with organisations such as local government authorities and faith based organisations that have access to suitable underutilised land).
Innovation through partnerships: SAHF Phase 2 is seeking to facilitate cooperation and partnerships between private and non-government sectors to deliver innovative services.
Quality services that drive social outcomes: SAHF Phase 2 will deliver high quality accommodation services, asset management services and tenancy management services, coupled with tailored support coordination services that engage and empower people in social and affordable housing to build more independence.
Increase social and affordable housing options for vulnerable households: SAHF Phase 2 will seek to increase social and affordable housing options for eligible tenants, including women aged 55 and over.
Evidence building and continued reform: SAHF Phase 2 will promote evidence building and data collection to help drive continued reform and an investment approach to service delivery in the sector.
Strategic alignment: SAHF Phase 2 will align with and contribute to the NSW Government’s ten year strategy for social housing, Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW.
Promote regional areas: SAHF Phase 2 will target 30% of dwellings in regional areas.
Delivering 1200 dwellings may occur in any number of ways, including newly constructed dwellings on land owned, purchased or otherwise secured; redevelopment of existing dwellings; purchasing or leasing dwellings from the private market, or any combination of these. FACS encourages the market to consider innovative ways to deliver housing, and which represent value for money.
As part of market engagement activities, FACS commenced a process to raise awareness of SAHF with potential land partners, including local governments, Aboriginal Land Councils and other not for profit organisations. Further information will be available in the data room, including details of entities that have indicated they are willing to discuss access to Concessional Land as a part of SAHF Phase 2 procurement