The Family Home Guarantee

The Family Home Guarantee program provides eligible single parents with dependants the opportunity to build a new home with a deposit of 2%!*

To register your interest for The Family Home Guarantee Program, complete the form below or call Tony on 0409 482 482.

 

Family Home Guarantee FACT SHEET

PLEASE NOTE

The necessary legislative changes to the NHFIC legislation, the NHFIC Investment Mandate and the Scheme Rules are not yet in force.

Accordingly, the final form of the Family Home Guarantee scheme may differ from that described below.

 

What is the Family Home Guarantee?

The Family Home Guarantee is an Australian Government initiative that aims to support eligible single parents with dependants in purchasing a family home.

From 1 July 2021, 10,000 Family Home Guarantees will be made available over four financial years to eligible single parents with dependants, subject to their ability to service a loan.

The Family Home Guarantee can be used to build a new home or purchase an existing home with a deposit of as little as 2 per cent, regardless of whether that single parent is a first home buyer or a previous owner-occupier. Investment properties are not supported by the Family Home Guarantee.

How does the Family Home Guarantee work?

Eligible single parents with dependants looking to build a new home or purchase an existing home are able to apply for a loan to purchase an eligible property through a participating lender.

The Family Home Guarantee program is administered by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) on behalf of the Australian Government.

NHFIC guarantees to a participating lender up to 18 per cent of the value of the property, provided the borrower has a minimum 2 per cent deposit, and is eligible for the program.

This will enable single parents with dependants to enter, or re-enter, the housing market sooner.

What types of properties are eligible?

For a property to be eligible under the Family Home Guarantee, it must be a residential property – this term has a particular meaning under the program and is consistent with the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

Eligible residential properties generally include:

  • an existing house, townhouse or apartment
  • a house and land package
  • land and separate contract to build a home
  • an off-the-plan apartment or townhouse

Who is eligible for the Family Home Guarantee?

  • Australian citizens who are at least 18 years of age. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Must be a single parent with at least one dependant.
  • The single parent must have a taxable income that does not exceed $125,000 per annum for the previous financial year. NB: Child support payments are not included as income for the purpose of the income cap.
  • The single parent must be the only name listed on the loan and the certificate of title.
  • It is expected that the single parent demonstrate that they are the natural or adoptive parent of a dependent child within the meaning of s.5 of the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth). In a general sense, this means that the person must show that they are legally responsible (whether alone or jointly with another person) for the day-to-day care, welfare and development of the dependent child and the dependent child is in their care. Depending on the terms of any shared custody arrangement, this may enable both individuals in a former couple to separately access the Family Home Guarantee.

Source: https://www.nhfic.gov.au/media/1672/210521-fhg-fact-sheet.pdf