The Build and Grow Subsidy Policy
The Build and Grow Aboriginal Community Housing Strategy was launched in February 2010 by the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO). The Build and Grow strategy aims to provide the fundamental business infrastructure to enable a sustainable and viable Aboriginal Community Housing sector for present and future generations.
The AHO recognizes that it will take time for Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHPs) to implement the reforms as part of the Build and Grow strategy. During this time ACHPs need to be able to pay for tenancy management and asset maintenance without undermining their financial viability. The subsidies detailed in this policy are designed to support ACHPs as they implement the Build and Grow rent policy and other associated Build and Grow policies.
To be eligible to apply for subsidies under this policy an Aboriginal community housing provider will be required to be registered with the AHO as an Approved provider. Providers who are transitionally registered are not eligible for subsidies under this policy.
The Build and Grow subsidy policy has four subsidies available to eligible registered Aboriginal Community Housing providers.
- Transitional Rent Gap Subsidy
- Base capacity subsidy
- Sublease capacity subsidy
- Infrastructure subsidy.
Each subsidy component has a specific purpose, eligibility criteria and set payment amounts. The rent gap subsidy and the capacity subsidies are intended to assist Approved providers to provide professional tenancy and property management services as part of the Build and Grow reforms. The Infrastructure subsidy is intended to pay for essential community infrastructure where a Local Aboriginal Land Council has properties on a discrete community that have been headleased to the AHO. It is expected that the infrastructure subsidy will be paid to the Approved provider managing the headlease properties.
Subsidies will be administered by the AHO through funding agreements which will include reporting requirements.
Document to download
- The Build and Grow Subsidy Policy (PDF, 3.1MB)