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Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing



Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing

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page 6 2000 - 2001 Performance Highlights Access to rental accommodation for those Territorians most in need. c Maximising Territorians home ownership opportunities. Increased access to appropriate, affordable and well managed housing for Indigenous people. F U N C T IO N S Public rental housing. Bond Assistance Grants. Administration of the Community Housing Program and Crisis Accommodation Program. Policy advice to Government. c HomeNorth loan portfolio. Property sales and acquisitions. Grant management. Management of the outsourced loan administration contract. Policy advice to Government Principal program manager for the Indigenous Housing Authority of the Northern Territory (IHANT). Advice, support and funding to IHANT Coordination of Indigenous housing activities with other key stakeholders. Policy advice to Government. PER FO R M A N C E Reduction of ineligible tenants to 690. 169 new dwellings constructed. Two Seniors Villages constructed specifically designed to meet the needs of SeniorTerritorians. 11% of tenants either satisfied or very satisfied with treatment by staff. Significant reductions in wait times for public housing. 9 1 tenants accessed home ownership with the assistance of HomeNorth. c A total of 448 Territorians entered home ownership with the assistance of Territory Housing. 2 1 I HomeStart loans were established ($I9.8M). 48 Territory Housing tenants purchased their homes through the HomeShare loan scheme ($5.3M) and 43 with private finance. 364 Territorians received deposit assistance grants ($0.53M) and 299 were assisted with interest assist subsidies ($. I7M). HomeNorth products were remodelled to meet current needs. The Commonwealth Government, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Northern Territory Government provided $34.5M to the Indigenous Housing Authority of the Northern Territory for: construction of 104 new properties and 46 upgrades and major renovations; 13 technical audits on completed constructions; and housing advisory services in 3 major centres and 3 communities assisted. F IN A L R ESO U R C E A LLO C A T I 50%: Access to affordable and appropriate housing for Territorians most in need ( F U T U R E PR IO R IT IE S 25%: MaximisingTerritorians home ownership opportunities 16%: Increased access to appropriate, affordable and well managed housing for Indigenous people Develop a strategic asset management strategy. Implement revised property management arrangements. Implement revised tenancy management staffing and training arrangements. Continued focus on safety and security for tenants. Continued focus o f enhancing partnerships with the community services sector. Continued focus on reducing arrears. Strategy to harmonise existing loan products. Communication strategy for loan portfolio management. Standard building contract for construction loans. Strategy to monitor and manage shared equity properties. Review Assist Interest Subsidy. Develop an urban Indigenous housing strategy. Develop and implement a remote housing management strategy. Positioning Indigenous housing in the context of developing a viable future. Continued focus on enhancing partnerships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and Indigenous housing associations.