Community and Private Market Housing Directorate

Welcome to Community Housing

In New South Wales, community housing is provided by the not-for-profit sector and administered by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS). Community housing is part of the broader social housing system, offering access to affordable and appropriate housing for those most in need.

FACS plays a major role in the sector's strategic development and ensures through its contract compliance and performance management systems that the community housing is effectively managed, operates in the public interest and is accountable to NSW Government. In particular, FACS supports an independent registration system, which maintains high standards in the sector.

FACS works with the community housing sector to:

  • Set the strategic directions for community housing
  • Allocate resources and properties to grow community housing
  • Fund community housing providers for specific programs and manage contractual relationships
  • Assist community housing providers to continually improve the provision of housing services.
  • Fund industry development and capacity building programs

The community housing sector is regulated by the Registrar of Community Housing in accordance with the National Regulatory System for Community Housing

Better outcomes for social housing tenants

Delivering better outcomes for tenants and the community is the focus reform which will see social housing in four areas of NSW managed by Community Housing Providers.

Contact Us

For information about community housing

Level 5
223-239 Liverpool Rd
Ashfield 2131 NSW