Community and Private Market Housing Directorate

Community Housing Providers

There are over 140 not-for-profit Community Housing Providers across NSW that provide housing assistance to eligible people on low incomes or who are unable to access appropriate housing in the private market. This includes social housing, affordable housing and supported housing.

Community housing providers work with a range of partners, including the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), other non-government organisations, local councils, and private sector partners to develop, deliver and manage these housing products. They receive funds from FACS and lease properties owned by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation for these purposes.

Some larger providers are developing their own housing stock and have fee-for-service arrangements with private entities to manage properties and tenancies.

Twenty-five community housing providers participate in the Housing Pathways multi-provider access system, in partnership with FACS, and allocate properties from the NSW Housing Register. A list of Housing Pathways providers can be found at www.housingpathways.nsw.gov.au.

For a full list of all community housing providers, go to Community Housing Providers by Local Government Area.

For registration status of a community housing provider, go to the National Regulatory System for Community Housing website. This register details all nationally-registered Community Housing Providers and is searchable.

Community Housing Products

Community Housing Providers deliver a range of products and types of assistance as described in the Community Housing Products table.