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. [LINK TO COMMUNITY SNAPSHOT REPORT]

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

Reconciliation Action Plan

CHIA NSW is in the final stages of completing our draft
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for consultation with
key external Aboriginal stakeholders, including ACHIA
and the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

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.