About us

Community Housing Industry Association NSW (CHIA NSW) is the peak industry group for community housing in NSW. We represent 95 Full members managing around 39,000 properties – the largest community housing industry sector in Australia. CHIA NSW also has 17 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.

CHIA NSW Information Brochure 

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.


CHIA NSW Membership (To Join)

Full Members

  • Amelie Housing
  • Anglicare
  • Argyle Community Housing Ltd.
  • BaptistCare NSW & ACT
  • BlueCHP Limited
  • Bridge Housing Ltd
  • CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning
  • City West Housing Pty Ltd
  • Civic Disability Services
  • Common Equity NSW Ltd.
  • Community Housing Ltd
  • Compass Housing Services Co Ltd
  • Evolve Housing
  • Gateway 2015 Properties Ltd
  • 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
  • Momentum Collective
  • My Foundations Youth Housing Ltd
  • National Affordable Housing Consortium
  • North Coast Community Housing Co.
  • Pacific Link Housing
  • SGCH
  • Southern Cross Community Housing Ltd
  • Southern Youth & Family Services
  • The Housing Trust Ltd
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation
  • 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

  • Australian Chinese Community Association (ACCA)
  • Australian Nursing Home Foundation
  • Bonnie Support Services
  • CentaCare – St Agnes Parish
  • Decon Solutions Australia
  • Dentons Australia
  • Fortnum Property
  • Foundation Housing Ltd
  • Independent Living Villages
  • Lao Community Advancement Co-op
  • Nicholas Warren
  • NSW Aboriginal Land Council
  • Opening Doors Foundation
  • Regional Housing Ltd
  • Signature Project Management
  • South East Women & Children’s Services Inc
  • St Agnes Care and Lifestyle
  • Sunnyfield Disability Services
  • Wayback Committee Ltd
  • WelcomeMat Holdings Pty Ltd