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Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing



Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing

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Appendix KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE CO M M O NW EALTH STATE HO USING AGREEMENT - BILATERAL AGREEMENT The Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) is a multilateral agreement that outlines how the Commonwealth distributes funds for housing assistance provision to the States and Territories. Under the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement the Northern Territory Government has a Bilateral Agreement with the Commonwealth Government. This Agreement sets out the objectives for rental housing assistance in the Northern Territory from I July 1999 to 30 June 2003. The key objectives o f the Bilateral Agreement are: Objective I Provide a more tailored response to assist those with special or complex needs Increase the number o f purpose built dwellings designed to meet the needs o f seniors. Pursue housing options, including modifying existing public housing, to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Develop more flexible policies to address the needs o f single parents. Develop more flexible policies to address the special needs o f people with chronic mental illness. Develop appropriate strategies for people exiting supported or crisis accommodation. Objective 2 Provide more suitable accommodation and support services for Indigenous people Develop strategies to increase the success rate of urban Indigenous households. Pursue a range of other strategies to improve outcomes for Indigenous people where housing has an impact such as health, training and employment in remote areas. Objective 3 Better target assistance to those with priority needs, including those with high support requirements and those who are at risk o f homelessness Improve access to information. Prioritise housing allocation. Reduce homelessness. Review bond assistance. Increase community housing accommodation.