What are High Cost Community Support Payments (HCCPS)?
The earlier 'Build & Grow' payments, from a subsidy perspective, ended on 30 June 2020. However, the AHO’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Aboriginal Sector has not changed and “Transition Support Payments” were bought into place while the AHO worked in partnership with ACHIA and NSWALC to design a new model to support high costs relating to the provision of Aboriginal social housing.
Reason for change
The old model for distributing subsidies worked on averages and did not factor in CPI increases to costs.
The new model the AHO is building with the Sector provides payments based on a rolling 3-year average for an individual portfolio.
PHASE 1 — FY 21/22
Reimburse — Pilot Delivery
- Mid-Year Evaluation (December 2021)
- Go/No Go Model for FY 22/23 implementation (March 2022)
When is the transitions year ending?
The Transition year was brought in to replace Build & Grow Subsidies from 1 July 2020, and has remained in place to allow for collaboration and consultation with the sector to ensure the new model better meets their needs.
To facilitate this, the AHO has extended Transition Support Payments until 22 June 2022 to allow time to consult with individual ACHPs who currently receive Transition Support Payments.
During the pilot year the new model will be tested by 3 ACHPs to better understand the impacts of the new model.