Affordable Housing Assessment Tool

The AHDAP- AHAT provides a user-friendly web-based interface and has substantial input flexibility with clear guidance on each step of the outcomes.

It aims to assist:

  • Policymakers needing to assess the efficacy of different subsidy arrangements for affordable housing.
  • Affordable housing practitioners wanting to know the impacts of prospective affordable housing projects under given subsidy schemes and market conditions.

The AHAT allows the user to specify the mix of households an affordable housing tool or program aims to house, determine the development parameters and cost inputs specific to the site or program, assesses the basic feasibility of the tool given the expected revenue stream and costs, and then apply different subsidy inputs to best meet long term (30 year) viability outcomes.  The model allows a mix of social, affordable and market product to be modelled as well as a wide range of user-specified household types. Viability is estimated over a thirty-year period.