National Affordable Housing Agreement

The National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) aims to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation.

The NAHA is an agreement by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) that commenced on 1 January 2009, initiating a whole-of government approach in tackling the problem of housing affordability.

The new agreement is central to achieving service delivery improvements and allowing COAG to pursue economic and social reforms to underpin growth, prosperity and social cohesion into the future.

The NAHA provides $6.2 billion of housing assistance to low and middle income Australians in the first five years. This agreement replaces the 2003 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement.

The National Affordable Housing Agreement is supported by the National Partnership Agreements including the:

  • National Partnership Agreement on Social Housing
  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness
  • National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing.
For further& information on the National Partnership Agreements visit the following websites: