This paper outlines the proposed design of the Housing Affordability Fund including the process for selecting suitable projects. It seeks responses to a range of questions included throughout the document. These questions have been included below for reference.
• The Housing Affordability Fund targets high growth areas, is this too restrictive? • What type of projects should be suitable for funding and what level of savings may be generated? • Are the mandatory criteria appropriate and will applicants be able to provide evidence without substantial cost burden? • Are the weighted criteria appropriate and will applicants be able to respond to these without a substantial cost burden? How should the criteria be weighted? • Will the funding available enable a sufficiently wide range of innovative projects to be developed? • What performance measures should be used to assess the ability of the applicant to deliver savings to homebuyers? • Are these timelines adequate for proposal development and assessment? • Does the information requested at the first and second stages assist in keeping the costs of submitting proposals to an acceptable level?