New regulations for community housing

Barcham 14 May 2013

Minister for Housing, Shane Rattenbuy announced today new guidelines for the for community house providers in the ACT.

The Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT) Act 2013 replaces the existing ACT regulatory system with a national system.

“The aim of the national reforms is to develop a strong and vibrant community housing sector that can increase choice for tenants, drive improved performance through the introduction of new providers, and support growth in social housing stock,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The national system has a focus on reducing the regulatory burden on providers and ensuring that community housing is a viable, well governed and well operated housing option for those on low to moderate incomes,” he continued.

“Housing ACT currently manages over 1,000 tenancies in social housing. This Act will provide a uniform set of national guidelines, making it easier for providers to operate across jurisdictions, strengthening the community housing sector, which is a clear objective of the Affordable Housing Action Plan.

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