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The Federation’s mission is to support the development of a
not-for-profit rental housing
sector that compares to any around the world, and makes a difference to the lives of lower income and disadvantaged households across the state.


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Gadigal Clan of the Eora Nation

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2015 NSW Community Housing Conference 5 + 6 May - Registrations now open
The Federation is excited to announce that the 2015 NSW Community Housing Conference will be held at Rydges World Square in the Sydney CBD on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 May. Conference info and to Register.

Nominations are also open for the 2015 NSW Awards for Excellence in Community Housing.
All community housing providers in New South Wales are encouraged to enter the 2015 NSW Awards for Excellence in Community Housing, including housing co-operatives, Aboriginal housing providers, churches, housing companies and housing associations, supported housing providers and local government providers. Partnerships can also be nominated provided that at least one of the partners is a community housing provider in NSW. Awards info + Nomination Guidelines + Nomination Form .

Housing Matters- February 2014 Issue
The latest issue of Housing Matters is now available.

Growth Strategy for community housing launched (19 February 2015)
Our new industry growth strategy Housing Affordability: the Challenge is available here.  The growth strategy, which was developed in close consultation with members, sets out five priority areas for action on housing affordability.

Round 2 Tools for Success Scholarship open now.
 (3rd February 2015)Tools for success logo
Encouraging women living in social housing to take up a career in non-traditional trades
A trade apprenticeship is a pathway to a flexible, high-paying career. Traditionally these jobs have been taken up by men, with women accounting for just 2% of those working in non-traditional trades. Tools for Success is a one year demonstration project to encourage women living in social housing to move into non-traditional trades. Download the guidelines and access the online application.

Housing Matters- January 2014 Issue
The latest issue of Housing Matters is now available.

Federation's Briefing Paper on the Review of the Federation Issues Paper on Housing and Homelessness
(16th January 2015)
This briefing paper is now available on our website.

Federation Office Closure
The offices of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations will be closed from noon on 24th December 2014 and re-opening on 5th January 2015.

Industry Capability Statements Launched

The Federation is proud to release two new industry capability statements and three case studies, which demonstrate the purpose and capability of NSW community housing providers. These resources were developed under the Industry Development Strategy, a joint project of the Department of Family and Community Services and the Federation, through a collaborative between the Federation's members and staff, staff of the Department and staff of the office of the Registrar of Community Housing.

The Community Housing Industry – delivering for NSW – expanded

The Community Housing Industry – delivering for NSW – concise

Case Study – North Coast Community Housing

Case Study – Evolve Housing

Case Study – Hume Housing

Further materials from the project are available to members.

See previously posted items: "What's New" - archived

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