By 2020, the community housing industry will deliver 2700 homes across NSW.
That statistic is just one of the facts discovered and highlighted by the NSW Federation of Housing Association’s (NSWFHA) comprehensive report, Delivering New Housing Supply: NSW Community Housing Industry Snapshot 2017. The report is the first time the NSW community housing industry has reported on the significant contribution that registered community housing providers make to social and affordable housing supply.
The NSWFHA Snapshot is based on information provided by its members and highlights the sector’s expertise.
The snapshot found that, by 2020, registered community housing providers will have worked in partnership with NSW state and local governments and the private sector to:
- create almost $1 billion in new housing investment for local communities
- develop 2700 new properties, in addition to the 38,000 homes they currently own or manage
- independently deliver eight out of 10 homes, without partnerships with for profit developers
- develop new housing in 34 local government areas.
Providing more affordable rental housing is one of the major challenges for NSW and Australia and the community housing industry is uniquely placed to provide solutions. Registered community housing providers have a long-term commitment to the communities they work in and are able to develop quality, well-designed housing that meets local needs.