Our policy priorities advocate for a housing system that changes lives. By supporting our members we help advance community housing in NSW.
homes built by our member
housing investment from members
Our policy priorities reflect the needs of our members to ensure the sector’s growth. They are the policy changes that Federal, State, and Local governments need to make today, to ensure the viability of community housing in NSW tomorrow.
Join CHIA NSW
Join the only peak body in NSW, dedicated to advocating for the interests of community housing providers. Membership entails you to benefits that will help your organization grow, while adding your voice to 100 other active members.
CHIA NSW aims to provide services that help develop community housing in NSW. Through the provision of specialized data and survey services we inform our members of key industry trends. We also provide critical resources to drive new practices, standards and capacities across our sector.
CHIA NSW is committed to listening and learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We work directly in consultation with community housing providers, including those who specialize in Aboriginal housing, to ensure better outcomes for Aboriginal tenants in community housing across NSW.
Our sector is strong
Community housing across NSW has been a continual investor in new housing, jobs and opportunities. CHIA NSW’s most recent survey of the NSW community housing sector demonstrates the value that community housing providers have brought to 45 local council areas.
In 2012 community housing providers developed 68 dwellings, by 2020 this number had reached 3,200 new homes. This investment was supported purely through community housing provider finance. Want to find out more?
Setting our housing vision
In mid-2020 the NSW Government announced they would be providing an opportunity for responses to a proposed NSW Housing Strategy.
CHIA NSW’s response to the NSW Housing Strategy discussion paper sets out the NSW community housing sector’s vision. Based on extensive consultation across
and beyond the sector, CHIA NSW’s response details pragmatic and ideal policy solutions to address the critical shortfalls of social housing in NSW.
Want to find out how our housing system can change for the better?