a national

voice for community



to have


your say



Join CHIA to have input and be represented in building the community housing industry.

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Representing the sector

Led by an experienced CEO and board, and leveraging the skills and experience of peak community housing organisations throughout Australia, CHIA is the national voice of the community housing sector.

Bond Aggregator

CHIA has represented the industry on the Commonwealth’s three-person panel charged with designing the Financial Intermediary, which will provide cheaper finance to community housing.

Productivity Commission

CHIA has been heavily involved in the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into improving competition and choice in social and affordable housing.

National Housing Agreement

CHIA has been engaging with the Federal Government on the design and implementation of a new national housing agreement.

What our members say

“I believe that the community housing sector requires a strong national industry body”

John Nicolades
John NicoladesCEO Bridge Housing

“…the Kalano Community Association Incorporated believes CHIA will give Indigenous people the opportunity to influence housing policy at a national level for the first time as a united voice.”

Rick Fletcher
Rick FletcherChief Executive Officer Kalano Community Association Incorporated

“The role of the Federal Government in affordable and social housing development is critical to meet the needs of households disadvantaged by the private market. CHL is a national organisation that has operations in six states and fully supports the work of CHIA as a representative of sector and a strong national voice.”

Brett Wake
Brett WakeManaging DirectorCommunity Housing Ltd

“CEHL support CHIA as we need a strong national voice which influences changes that enable community housing to be a major provider of affordable housing.”

Stephen Nash
Stephen NashManaging DirectorCommon Equity Housing Ltd

“Our membership of CHIA ensures we have a strong advocacy voice for the community housing sector, it provides us with up to date and vital information, high-quality training opportunities and excellent networking occasions.”

Jeanette Large
Jeanette LargeCEOWomenâs Property Initiative

“Community housing providers come different forms and sizes and that’s why they can address the diversity of our clients’ needs.  It is important to have a national voice representing the whole sector and its important role in partnering with the government to address the housing affordability crisis.”

Haleh Homaei
Haleh Homaei CEOPort Phillip Housing Association

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