Implementation Plan

Overarching Priority Action

ActionTimeframe Directorate ResponsibilityOutcome/Indicator
A. Bring together ACT Government information, advice and support into one place 1. Establish an all-of-government central landing website page to improve navigation for people seeking online information about housing initiatives, homelessness services and public housing. 2018-19 EPSDD/CSD Topic-based Housing and Homelessness website established.

Strategy Goals and Actions

  1. An Equitable, Diverse and Sustainable Supply of Housing for the ACT Community
    • Provide land and housing development opportunities to meet demand.
    • Set a 15% target for social and affordable housing.
    • Maintain a healthy land and housing development pipeline.
    • Provide a diverse mix of housing types and choice.
    • Facilitate innovative design and delivery mechanisms.
    • Encourage well designed, environmentally sustainable and accessible housing.
  2. Reducing homelessness
    • Build strong ACT Government and community sector partnerships to effectively address homelessness in the ACT.
    • Intervene early and reduce the intergenerational impacts of homelessness.
    • Address gaps in our services system and respond to new and emerging groups vulnerable to homelessness.
    • Improve pathways out of homelessness.
    • Develop a strong and sustainable homelessness services sector supported to enhance workforce and organisational capability.
    • Establish an integrated and coordinated human services system across the ACT Government.
  3. Strengthening Social Housing Assistance
    • Grow and renew social housing to better meet demand.
    • Build a range of housing options that are designed to better meet the diverse and contemporary tenant needs.
    • Develop a tenancy service that focuses on client outcomes and responds to individual needs.
    • Provide a better customer experience through a modern and digital service platform for current and future tenants.
  4. Increasing Affordable Rental Housing
    • Grow and diversify the community housing sector.
    • Grow the supply of affordable private rental properties.
    • Strengthen rights and protections for tenants.
    • Provide targeted advice and support to tenants and landlords.
    • Target programs to increase supply of affordable housing for vulnerable and disadvantaged households.
  5. Increasing Affordable Home Ownership
    • Provide more affordable homes for purchase.
    • Increase home ownership through alternative finance and occupancy models.
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