About Us

Housing NSW, an agency of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is one of the largest providers of social housing in the world, providing a range of housing solutions to meet the needs of today’s community. In partnership with the community, industry and individuals, Housing NSW provides safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for those most in need so that they can live with dignity, find support if needed and achieve sustainable futures.

Our highest priority is to target assistance to those with the greatest needs and to work with other agencies to support individuals and communities.

Housing NSW encompasses Public Housing, the Community Housing Division, the Home Purchase Advisory Service and the Centre for Affordable Housing.

Housing NSW operates under the Housing Act 2001 to manage the New South Wales Government’s housing portfolio and develop broader housing strategies. It is also responsible for administering the various Commonwealth and State Housing Agreement Acts.

Housing NSW provides long-term subsidised rental housing through three sectors, commonly known as social housing:

  • Public Housing – Housing NSW directly manages approximately 122,000 properties.
  • Community Housing – Housing NSW provides more than 19,000 properties through community housing providers.
  • Aboriginal Housing – Housing NSW manages more than 4,300 properties on behalf of the Aboriginal Housing Office.
See our latests Annual Report to find out more