As the Community Housing Industry Association of NSW (CHIA NSW) we advocate for a housing system that changes lives. CHIA NSW is the peak industry body for NSW community housing and we represent 100 members who own, manage and maintain 50,000 homes for low-income NSW families.

Our members are non-profit community housing providers. Community housing providers (CHPs) change lives by building and providing safe, secure and affordable social housing for families on lower incomes. These homes are purpose built as long-term rentals to ensure the social stability of their tenants.

Our sector has grown rapidly and in the last decade has invested over $1.2 billion to create 3,200 through CHP investment alone. Community snapshot report here.

CHIA NSW champions policies and programs that will grow our members’ capacities to provide more homes to those that need them most.

Want to know more?

More information about CHIA NSW’s latest programs, operations, and achievements can be found in our Annual Reports.

Our Annual Reports detail where our organisation and the progress of our sector. You can view them here.


If you are a community housing provider that is not currently signed up as a CHIA NSW member, you can click here to download a membership form to join us.

Our Constitution that we operate under can be found here.

Reconciliation Action Plan

CHIA NSW has launched our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (March 2021 – February 2022). The plan marks CHIA NSW’s first step in our formal journey towards Reconciliation, which began nearly 20 years ago when the organisation was known as the NSW Federation of Housing Associations.

The RAP is the framework that outlines how CHIA NSW engages with our employees, our Aboriginal partner organisations, and the broader community housing and Aboriginal community housing sector. Reconciliation Australia focus areas for our RAP include: relationships, respect, opportunities.

CHIA NSW is committed to creating and delivering opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our organisation, both in their capacity as employees and in the services that we provide to the community housing and Aboriginal community housing sector.

Click here to download our Reconciliation Action Plan