Commonwealth announces affordable housing implementation task force

The federal government today announced the establishment of the Affordable Housing Implementation Taskforce, which will develop an affordable housing bond aggregator model for consideration by the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. The aggregator will allow a financial intermediary to attract greater private sector investment into affordable housing. This would give community housing providers access to cheaper and longer term debt, freeing up capital for the construction of new affordable housing

An expert panel has been appointed to guide the work of the Taskforce.  It The Panel will includes Stephen Knight as Chair, Peta Winzar and John Fraser.  Peta Winzar is CEO of the community houisng peak CHIA.