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Accessible, inclusive, and affordable housing loans

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We lend to community housing providers to help them build affordable and social housing for people who need it, and specialist disability accommodation providers that build homes suited to people with complex care needs.

Highlights

We’ve been lending to the community housing sector for over 15 years, lending over $400m since 2006

We were one of the first banks in Australia to lend for specialist disability accommodation

We lend to community housing providers to help them build, buy or operate affordable and social housing for people who need it, and specialist disability accommodation providers that build, buy or operate homes suited to people with complex care needs.

Highlights

We’ve been lending to the community housing sector for over 15 years, lending over $450m since 2006

We were one of the first banks in Australia to lend for specialist disability accommodation (SDA). Since 2018 we've lent more than $125m into the SDA sector.

We were one of the founding members of the Specialist Disability Accommodation Alliance, an industry peak body that provides a unified voice to better support development of a diverse and sustainable SDA market.

What is accessible and inclusive housing?

Accessible and inclusive housing means homes that are built for everyone, including homes that are affordable for people on low incomes and people with disability or other complex needs.

Bank Australia's policy

Everyone deserves to live in a home that helps them live the life they want to lead.

By helping providers to build, buy or operate homes for people who find it hard to access affordable or appropriate housing, we stay true to our mission to make our society more equitable. For this reason, we support this sector to increase the number of Australians who can access stable, safe and affordable housing no matter their situation.

Scroll down to find out how impact finance has contributed to a more equitable future in housing.

Impact story

Providing housing choice for Australians who have a disability

Bank Australia was the first bank in the country to lend to customers for specialist disability accommodation (SDA), and to date has funded loans for housing projects in Victoria, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

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