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Community Housing Providers Direct Dealing Policy

Submission and assessment process

The CHP Direct Dealing Policy (Policy) allows registered CHPs to bring proposals directly to LAHC that involve their own land or LAHC-owned land, in order to build, renew and grow social and affordable housing.

How to submit an application

Small scale process

1. Pre-submission discussions

CHPs are encouraged to contact LAHC to organise a pre-submission discussion. This will be an informal discussion to explore whether the proposal is likely to meet the criteria for direct dealing under the Policy.

Contact us via the LAHC contact us webpage.

2. Submit a Proposal

To submit a proposal under the Policy, CHPs should complete and submit a Proposal Form via the LAHC website. The proposal is to include:

  • the proposal value
  • title, executive summary and details of the proposal
  • a brief description of the CHP’s capability and capacity to deliver the proposal
  • a brief description of how the proposal presents value for money for LAHC
  • a brief description of how risk is mitigated in the proposal.

Request a copy of the Proposal Form via the LAHC contact us webpage

3. Stage 1 Assessment and notification of outcome

LAHC will consider the proposal and determine whether the justification and eligibility criteria have been met, and whether it aligns with LAHC’s policy and strategic objectives. LAHC will notify the CHP of the outcome.

4. Negotiations

Where a proposal passes the Stage 1 Assessment, LAHC will enter into negotiations with the CHP to negotiate the terms of the proposal.

5. Stage 2 Assessment and notification of outcome

Once the negotiated proposal is finalised, LAHC will undertake a Stage 2 Assessment in accordance with the Policy and will notify the CHP of the outcome.

6. Approvals and contract award

Where a proposal passes the Stage 2 Assessment, LAHC and the CHP will arrange for their respective internal approvals and sign the relevant contract. LAHC will publish details of successful proposals on the LAHC website.

For more information

Read the CHP Direct Dealing Policy (PDF, 471.21 KB).

Contact us via the LAHC contact us webpage.