Eligible community housing providers (CHPs) can access tailored assistance from a panel of approved professional advisory service providers to help with applications for funding from either NHFIC’s Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator (AHBA) or the National Housing Infrastructure Facility (NHIF).
Key conditions are:
Grants of up to $20,000 (GST inclusive) available to CHPs registered as Tier 2 or 3 (under the National Regulatory System, and the WA Regulatory Framework), or ‘Housing Providers’ (by the Victorian Housing Registrar).
Grant referrals from NHFIC to Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), based on CHPs providing at least an initial expression of interest for AHBA or NHIF finance. CHPs can select consultants from names on the approved Panel.
The Capacity Building Program provides consultancy services covering four key areas:
Finance: project and business financial modelling, fundraising, financial risk analysis and key ratios
Business planning: project and business planning, preparation of business cases, forming partnerships, monitoring results
Property development: developing or procuring new social and affordable housing, mixed tenure, sustainable and accessible property design, urban planning, place making
Risk management: understanding risks (business, financial, policy, governance etc.) and managing, monitoring and mitigating risk.
CHIA administers the Capacity Building Program on NHFIC’s behalf.
For more information on how to access a grant, please visit the CHIA website.