Registered community housing providers are required to provide and maintain a list of all community housing assets. This is also referred to as the property data list.
Under Section 15(i) of the National Law a community housing provider must keep a list of all of the provider’s community housing assets in a form approved by the primary Registrar and must make the list available to the primary Registrar on request. This information is collected and stored in the Community Housing Regulatory Information System (CHRIS).
For each property owned or managed providers are required to submit information outlined in the succeeding pages Table 1-Property data list. Some data such as year of construction, class of assets owned and managed and maintenance liability of assets are used to generate a populated Community Housing Asset Performance Report (CHAPR) when a return is completed.
Property data is used to improve Registrars’ understanding of the risks present in the sector. The collection of geospatial data aids in facilitating an improved understanding of the challenges, risks and opportunities faced by community housing providers. This is critical to understanding the differences between metropolitan, regional and remote social and affordable housing provision costs and drivers, and the implications that those cost drivers present for regulatory risks for providers.
Under the National Law a community housing asset of a community housing provider means:
Typically community housing assets will include:
The definition of a community housing asset may vary across some states and territories.
The Community Housing Assets - calculations (PDF, 331.5 KB) document explains how jurisdictions define and calculate community housing assets based on the property data list supplied by providers.
Commercial properties are of or pertaining to commerce or a business venture. A commercial property is usually used solely for business purposes and is intended to generate profit, for example, a leased office space.
Non-residential properties may include properties funded by the housing agency but used for office or community purposes. They are not used for people to live in.
It is recognised that providers seeking registration may initially have a zero base but a specific plan to operate at a certain scale. Providers with a zero base will not complete the property list but will be required to update the information following the acquisition of properties.
Providers are encouraged to keep their property data up to date. At a minimum, property data must be updated at the time of compliance or, as a guide, within 5 working days of:
Details of community housing assets for registered providers are displayed on the National Register for Community Housing Providers and include:
Property data displayed on the National Register is updated in real time.
31 Jan 2023
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