Affordable Home Purchase database
The database lists the type and location of affordable homes. You can register your interest against one or more of the available options. Eligible applicants are matched with affordable homes as they become available.
How it works
The ACT Government sets the annual housing targets and sites are identified for development
Annually in June
Development sites are identified on the Affordable Home Purchase database
Annually from June
Development sites are sold to builders/developers by the Suburban Land Agency, with affordable housing targets in sales contracts
Throughout the year
Builders/developers submit draft plans of the proposed dwelling type to the ACT Government
As required by the contract between the developer and the ACT Government
The ACT Government contacts people who have registered their interest in the type of dwelling identified in the draft plan. They are invited to become an Eligible Applicant.
Within a week of receiving a copy of the approved plans from the builder/developer
Interested people apply to become an Eligible Applicant*
Within 14 days of being contacted. If further information is required to confirm eligibility, it must be provided within 30 days of request
Eligible Applicants receive confirmation of eligibility
Within 1 week of registering and confirming eligibility
Builder/developer notifies the Suburban Land Agency when Development Approval is complete
Within 1 week of completing the Development Approval process
Eligible Applicants are entered by the Suburban Land Agency into a ballot for the compatible affordable housing product
Within 1 week of finalising the Eligible Applicant list and the granting of Development Approval
The Suburban Land Agency runs a ballot for the affordable housing products within the development
Within 1 week of receiving all entries in the ballot
The Suburban Land Agency provides the builder/developer with contact details for the successful applicants from the ballot
Three (3) days after the ballot
The builder/developer contacts the successful applicant to arrange the exchange of contracts**
Within 3 weeks
The builder/developer builds the affordable housing product
Approximately 2 years, to a maximum of 4 years
Settlement occurs between the builder/developer and the successful applicant occurs when the development is complete
On completion of the development
* Successful applicants are encouraged to seek independent legal and financial advice at this point.
** Successful applicants will need to have arranged finances at this point.