Housing Boost Aggregator

Australia has a well documented shortage of social and affordable rental housing for low and moderate income households.

The Housing Boost Aggregator (HBA) is a proposal to overcome the funding gap by separating what Community Housing Organisations (CHOs), can safely borrow from the costs they cannot.

It fills the gap through an annual tax-based subsidy — an annual refundable tax offset, the Boost, from the Commonwealth government.

Encouraging Investment

The HBA similarily uses the tax system to encourage institutional investment in affordable rental housing for:

  • key workers
  • low-income earners in rental stress
  • homeless households
  • women escaping domestic and family violence

Report

Read the web report here.