Housing Providers

Key Messages:
  • The decision by a landowner to enter an appropriate legal agreement that commits them to achieving an affordable housing outcome on a site must be a decision that is voluntarily made.

  • At a minimum, an Affordable Housing Agreement secured by a section 173 agreement needs to be between the Responsible Authority and the landowner.

  • Responsible Authorities and landowners are encouraged to consult early with the Director of Housing or a Registered Housing Agency about proposed voluntary agreements.

Responsible Authorities and landowners are encouraged to consult early with the proposed end recipient of affordable housing (such as the Director of Housing or a Registered Housing Agency) about proposed voluntary agreements.

Parties to a negotiation of an Affordable Housing Agreement should not assume that the Director of Housing or a Registered Housing Agency can or will apply capital to achieve the required affordable housing outcome.

Written confirmation should be sought from the end recipient of the affordable housing of their willingness to do so and the terms under which they choose to enhance an outcome agreed by the landowner and Responsible Authority.

If the affordable housing being negotiated is social housing, parties to a voluntary Affordable Housing Agreement should refer to more information on delivering social housing as an affordable housing contribution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information about community housing and community housing providers is available at housing.vic.gov.au.

Registered Housing Agencies are not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable rental housing for low income households and are registered under the Housing Act 1983 as either Housing Associations or Housing Providers.

More information on registered housing agencies is available at housingregistrar.vic.gov.au.

A list of Victorian housing providers that are registered under the Housing Act 1983 is available at housingregistrar.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 01/06/2018