CHIA NSW is committed to working with local councils to help support affordable housing.
Local councils and community housing providers share a vision of creating and nurturing vibrant local communities.
Community housing providers are active in most council areas. They provide long-term positive social and economic impact by investing in homes and support services for individuals and families who cannot afford to rent or purchase a home on the private market.
This page provides information and resources for local councils on actions they can take to support housing outcomes in partnership with community housing providers.
Resources for local councils
Local councils taking action on affordable housing
Local council partnerships for the provision of affordable housing
Local Government Resource Bank: Affordable Housing Options and Opportunities
Regional Housing Case Studies
Further Information and Resources
CHIA NSW Data Dashboard
The Data Dashboard is an interactive tool that shows the spread of community housing homes across NSW including who they are owned and managed by, the numbers of social and affordable homes built and to be built in NSW, and rates of tenant satisfaction, rent outstanding, and occupancies.
It is an amalgamation of various data sets presented in an accessible, easy to use platform.
Housing Needs Data
The UNSW City Futures Research Centre has conducted analysis using the 2021 Australian Census to identify households in rental stress or facing homelessness across Australia.
The project also unpacks the costs of delivering the required housing in these identified markets.
NSW Local Government Housing Kit
The NSW Department of Communities and Justice has compiled this kit for use by local governments to aid them in the delivery of affordable housing.
This includes practical information on developing a vision for housing in their local area, meeting planning challenges, interacting with stakeholders, and assessing financial feasibility.