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Capital for social and affordable housing

About you

We partner with a range of organisations seeking finance to build quality social and affordable housing stock, including:

  • Not-for-profits
  • Private property developers with a social mission
  • For profits delivering quality care

About SVA

  • SVA is a not-for-profit who cares about your social mission as much as you do
  • We invest to create meaningful social outcomes for people experiencing disadvantage in Australia, alongside a financial return
  • In a tightening lending environment, we offer flexible, non-bank capital which can help unlock more complex and unusual transactions

Our offering


SVA’s offering
  • Senior term loans
  • Mezzanine construction loans
  • Equity for property development
Key investment criteria
  • Social impact: Construction of high quality and appropriate social, affordable and disability housing stock
  • Security: First ranking security (senior loans) or second ranking security (mezzanine loans)
  • LVR: dependent on project
Key terms
  • Investment amount: $1M-$20M+
  • Loan term: Up to 24 months for standard construction projects, longer tenors negotiable as per project requirements
  • Repayment options: Bullet repayment upon completion of construction, amortising repayment options may be applicable

Current and past portfolio

AAHS & Horizon Housing

AAHS & Horizon Housing

Investment theme: Housing. Details: $6.5m blended capital investment in Horizon Housing Solutions and Australian Affordable Housing Securities. Impact: Growing Australia’s social and affordable housing stock

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Investment theme: Dementia care. Details: $19m senior debt financing for the Korongee village. Impact: Construction of Australia’s first residential village designed specifically for people living with dementia

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Nightingale Village

Nightingale Village

Investment theme: Housing. Details: $20m mezzanine construction loan (subordinated debt). Impact: Construction of 8.5-star environmental properties featuring 199 dwellings, including 20% for community housing providers.

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Sustain Community Housing

Sustain Community Housing

Investment theme: Housing. Details: $800,000 construction loan Impact: Construction of mixed-use dwellings in Western Sydney including affordable housing

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 ‘Once we knew that there was values and mission alignment with the syndicate members, working through the commercial terms became relatively straightforward. They understood why we were trying to do things differently and they were very supportive because they knew that the outcome would deliver better housing and sustainability and a better sense of community.

Did we have to go through a thorough due diligence process? Absolutely.’ But where there’s values alignment everyone is looking to find a way to make it work.’

Jeremy McLeod, Founding Director Nightingale

How it works

Here’s our six step process towards getting capital.

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