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Definition

Home purchase assistance for the purpose of this collection relates to the provision of financial assistance to households to improve their access to home ownership.

Includes:

  • direct lending (including government loans, shared equity loans and bridging loans)
  • deposit assistance
  • interest rate assistance
  • mortgage relief
  • other assistance grants.

Excludes:

  • non-financial assistance, e.g. home purchase advisory and counselling services
  • home renovation/maintenance services
  • sale to tenant programs
  • any assistance that does not directly facilitate the purchase of a home
  • relocation or start up assistance
  • the provision of housing or any share of it
  • any expense incurred in providing assistance to a household that is not the value of financial assistance received directly by the household; and
  • any aspect of a shared equity loan that is not direct lending, deposit assistance, interest rate assistance or mortgage relief.

Any household that had monies outstanding on repayable home purchase assistance provided in a previous period at the commencement of the 2012-13 financial year are within the scope of this collection.

Any households that received transfers of home purchase assistance in the 2012-13 financial year are within the scope of this collection.

Households that received transfers of home purchase assistance in the 2012-13 financial year are those that commenced receiving home purchase assistance in the 2012-13 financial year and those that commenced receiving ongoing home purchase assistance in a previous financial year and continued to receive that assistance in the 2012-13 financial year.

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Data Elements
Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Specific Information:
This item is used to collect the dwelling postcode.
- - mandatory 1
Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]
Specific Information:
This item is used to collect the suburb in which the dwelling is located. The field for suburb name may be truncated to 15 characters in this collection.
- - mandatory 1

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