Community Housing Growth Strategy 2022–32 released

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A vision for a diverse and sustainable community housing sector and service system that delivers the social and affordable housing Territorians need to thrive.

Territory Families, Housing and Communities has launched a new strategy that will drive the growth of the NT’s community housing sector for the next ten years, providing improved socio-economic outcomes for Territorians, including tenants and the broader community.

The Northern Territory Community Housing Growth Strategy 2022-32 aligns with the recommendation of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission to establish a sustainable community housing industry in the Territory.

It provides direction on the revitalisation of social and affordable housing in the NT through asset renewal, new housing supply, and supporting the growth and development of the community housing sector through three overarching objectives:

  • Improve the long-term sustainability of the social and affordable housing system in the NT.
  • Increase community housing-led asset renewal and new housing supply.
  • Strengthen communities through improved asset and tenancy management, place making and renewal.

The strategy emphasises the importance of growing the community housing sector, and sets out actions to grow the sector and attract non-government investment to more effectively meet the growing demand for social and affordable housing across the NT.

A key feature of the strategy is to transfer the management of up to 40 per cent of urban public housing dwellings to the community housing sector as a core strategy for renewing and improving the standard of existing stock and delivering new supply.

It was developed following a year-long consultation process with the housing and homelessness sector, peak bodies, non-government organisations, disability services and land councils.

To view the strategy visit the Housing initiatives and strategies webpage.

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