Communities and Justice

CHIF program objectives

The Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF) and The Together Home Transition Program is open to all registered CHPs (including those that are eligible to register) and aims to encourage regional and smaller providers, who may not have had the opportunity or capacity to participate in large-scale tenders, to activate their financial and other resources to initiate projects.

The Common Programs’ objectives are to:

• Increase the supply of housing by leveraging Government funds with CHPs’ access to a range of financial and non-financial resources.

• Encourage innovative tenancy and property proposals that enhance tenants’ social housing outcomes using the strong partnerships that CHPs have in their communities and networks.

• Ensure community housing sector diversity by encouraging regional and smaller scale CHPs to participate in the program.

• Secure the longer-term viability of the community housing sector by increasing the size and value of the CHP owned portfolio.

Beside the above-mentioned Common Program Objectives, 

• CHIF-DFV grants focus on a safe social housing supply for women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

• Together Home Transition Program focuses on facilitating the transition of Together Home Program clients into fit-for-purpose longer-term housing, thereby safeguarding previous Government investment in the Program.

Last updated:

15 Feb 2024