About us

Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) is the peak industry group for community housing in NSW. We represent 93 Full members managing around 39,000 properties – the largest community housing industry sector in Australia. CHIA NSW also has 28 Associate members representing individuals and organisations with an interest in community housing.

CHIA NSW works to build a sustainable and flourishing industry able to deliver the best outcomes for the tenants and communities it works with. We also advocate with local, state and federal governments for more social and affordable housing for people on lower incomes in NSW.

CHIA NSW is affiliated to the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), the national peak body that represents the industry in Australia, and we work with community housing peak bodies in other jurisdictions to collectively support the industry to grow and operate effectively.

What we do

CHIA NSW delivers a range of resources to help providers develop their services including research reports, toolkits, guides and workshops. CHIA NSW has also developed the first social housing benchmarking service in Australia – House Keys – allowing community housing providers to see how they are performing against their peers.

CHIA NSW is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering accredited training through the Centre for Training in Social Housing. For more information on what training is on offer go here.

We provide regular information, updates and briefings for members on the latest developments that affect the industry. To see our most recent publications and briefings go here.

CHIA NSW also surveys its members regularly to ensure that the priorities of the organisation are what the members want to focus on. Information about the Federation’s priorities over the next three years can be found here – link to Strategic Plan

We acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which CHIA NSW is located and our Statement of Apology and Commitment to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders is here.


Full Members

  • Amelie Housing
  • Anglicare
  • Argyle Community Housing Ltd.
  • BaptistCare NSW & ACT
  • BlueCHP Limited
  • Bridge Housing Ltd
  • City West Housing Pty Ltd
  • Common Equity NSW Ltd.
  • Community Housing Ltd
  • Compass Housing Services Co Ltd
  • Ecclesia Housing
  • Evolve Housing
  • Homes North Community Housing Co
  • Homes Out West
  • Housing Plus
  • Hume Community Housing Association
  • Link Housing Ltd
  • Metro Community Housing Co-op Ltd
  • Mission Australia Housing
  • North Coast Community Housing Co.
  • Pacific Link Housing
  • SGCH
  • Southern Cross Community Housing Ltd
  • Southern Youth & Family Services
  • The Housing Trust Ltd
  • Third Sector Australia
  • United Muslin Women Association Incorporated
  • Uniting
  • Wentworth Community Housing
  • Wesley Community Service Limited
  • Women’s Housing Company
  • Lithgow Community Housing Inc
  • My Foundations Youth Housing
  • Parkes Forbes Community Housing Inc.
  • Parramatta Mission
  • Samaritans Foundation
  • Sapphire Coast Tenancy Scheme
  • Settlement Services International
  • Summit Community Services
  • The Disability Trust
  • The Salvation Army Community Housing Service- Salvos Housing
  • Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd
  • Bungree Aboriginal Association Inc
  • Bunjum Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd
  • Bunyah Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Coonamble Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation
  • Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation
  • La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Many Rivers Regional Housing Aboriginal Corp
  • Mid Lachlan Aboriginal Housing Management Co-operative Ltd
  • Min Min Aboriginal Corporation
  • Murdi Paaki Regional Housing Corporation Ltd
  • Ngalawi Housing Co-operative
  • SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation
  • Twofold Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Wandiyali Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inc
  • Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
  • Baradine Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Bodalla Aboriginal Housing Company Ltd
  • Bodalla Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Bogan Aboriginal Corporation
  • Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Cooramah Housing and Enterprise Aboriginal Corporation
  • Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Dorrigo Plateau Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Dubbo Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Gilgandra Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Glen Innes Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Hunter Valley Aboriginal Corporation
  • Leeton & District Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Mara-Mara Community Incorporated
  • Mindarribba Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Moombahlene Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Multi Purpose Allira Gathering Association inc.
  • Munjuwa Health Housing & Community Aboriginal Corporation
  • Ngemba Housing Co-op Ltd
  • Ngunawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation
  • Nyngan Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Onerwal Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Red Chief Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Trangie Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Waddi Housing and Advancement Corporation Ltd
  • Wahgunyah Housing Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wahroonga Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Warren Macquarie Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • West Wyalong Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Woomera Aboriginal Corporation

Associate Members

  • Bonnie Support Services
  • Booroongan Djugun Aboriginal Corporation
  • Boorowa Hostel Incorporated
  • Foundation Housing Ltd
  • National Affordable Housing Consortium
  • Project Independence
  • Signature Project Management
  • South East Women & Children’s Services Inc
  • Moreton Consulting
  • National Affordable Housing Consortium
  • Nicholas Warren
  • Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation
  • Uncle Earl Pty Ltd
  • Wayback Committee Ltd.
  • Wendy Masters – Regional Housing Ltd

Joining CHIA NSW

If you would like to join CHIA NSW please submit the appropriate application form:

Full Member [Tier 1 & 2]

Full Member [Tier 3]

Associate Member


Full Membership

A Full Member must be a Community Housing Provider that provides Community Housing in NSW to a material extent and:

(i)  which is a registered community housing provider under the NRSCH; or
(ii)  whose core activity is the direct provision of Community Housing.

Annual membership – Tier 1 & 2    Base $1,575 + $12.75 per tenancy (includes GST)
Annual membership – Tier 3          Base $1,280 + $ 9.75 per tenancy (includes GST)

Benefits of full membership:

  • Membership of CHIA National
  • Policy development, research and advocacy
  • Regular e-bulletins and e-newsletter
  • Nomination and voting rights for the Board
  • Fifteen percent discount on training, publications, services and fee-paying seminars
  • Exclusive access to regular members’ meetings
  • Exclusive access to Networks and the Networking Exchange events included in your membership fee
  • Exclusive access to working groups which shape the industry’s approach to key issues
  • Free access to support, information and advice through the Housing Management Hotline, website and direct contact with expert staff.

Associate Membership

An Associate Member will be an organisation or individual that does not satisfy the requirements of Full Membership but who has an interest in Community Housing in NSW.

Annual membership – Organisation:  $220 (includes GST)
Annual membership – Individual:  $85 (includes GST)

Benefits of associate membership:

  • Regular e-bulletins and e-newsletter
  • Five percent discount on training, publications, services and fee-paying seminars
  • Free access to support, information and advice through the Housing Management Hotline and website.