New look NSW community housing peak

The NSW Federation of Housing Association has a new look, new offices and new name.

The Federation is now the Community Housing Industry NSW (CHIA NSW), with new address, new branding and a new website to reflect the next chapter for the community housing in NSW.

CEO, Wendy Hayhurst said the change reflected growth and awareness of the importance of the sector not just in NSW, but nationally as well.

NSW community housing providers will have delivered a $1 billion in new social and affordable housing by 2020.

“Between 2012 and 2020, 18 of our largest community housing providers will have delivered $1 billion in new projects in 34 local government, with capacity to deliver much more,” Ms Hayhurst said.

“It’s a reflection of the growth and maturity the sector as a whole, and commitment of community providers here in NSW to providing social and affordable homes for people who need them.

“As CHIA NSW we’ll continue to work with members, councils and the NSW Government to secure planning reforms and funding mechanisms that will provide more not-for-profit housing here in NSW.

“We’ll also work alongside the national peak CHIA, and our colleagues in other states to push for reforms and housing strategies needed at a national level as well.”

CHIA NSW will continue to deliver training through its registered training arm, the Centre for Training in Social Housing, which also has a new look but will provide the same support and training services.

New contact details for CHIA NSW are:

Address: 619 Elizabeth Street, Redfern
Phone: 9690 2447
Web: www.communityhousing.org.au
Twitter: @CHIA_NSW

Staff email addresses will remain the same

Media contact: Jenny Stokes, 0478 504 280