Our Impact

CHIA NSW represents the largest community housing
sector in Australia. Across NSW, 100 members provide
homes for 50,000 families.

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 members


tenant satisfaction


housing investment from members

Policy priorities

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.

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Data Dashboard

The data dashboard is an interactive tool that shows where CHPs have built and manage homes around NSW.

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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 organisation grow, while adding your voice to 100 other active members.

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Industry development

CHIA NSW aims to provide services that help develop community housing in NSW. Through the provision of specialised 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.

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Aboriginal resources

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 specialise in Aboriginal housing, to ensure better outcomes for Aboriginal tenants in community housing across NSW.

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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 116 local council areas.

In 2012 community housing providers developed 68 dwellings, by 2022 this number had reached 5,300 new homes. This investment was supported purely through community housing provider finance. Want to find out more?

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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?

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