The final Housing and Homelessness Agreement Review report has been released by the Productivity Commission.
The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) is the intergovernmental agreement between the Australian, State and Territory Governments on housing and homelessness. The NHHA sets the framework for shared responsibility for housing and homelessness, and provides for the transfer from the Australian Government of about $1.6 billion each year to the States and Territories to fund homelessness and housing services and programs.
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to review the NHHA, and assess how well governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs in the Agreement and the suitability of the Agreement for the future. They were also asked to consider the impact of social and economic factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, on housing and homelessness in Australia