Our Impact

CHIA NSW represents the largest community housing
industry in Australia. Across NSW, 94 members provide
homes for 54,000 families.

Our policy priorities advocate for a housing system that changes lives. By supporting our members we help advance community housing in NSW.

In the last decade…


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 industry’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 almost 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 industry.

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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 industry is strong

The not-for-profit community housing industry has been a consistent investor in new rental housing, jobs, and economies. According to our latest member development survey, community housing providers have built social and affordable homes in nearly 50 Local Government Areas in NSW.

In 2012, community housing providers completed 68 homes. By 2023, community housing providers had completed more than 5,800 homes.

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