New South Wales Government Family & Community Services - Aboriginal Housing Office

Tenants

The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) works to provide an increased range of housing choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially for those most in need and financially unable to gain access to the private rental market. AHO owns properties in NSW and  manages a substantial annual capital works program in order to build new community housing properties and maintain existing stock. Our  properties are managed and maintained by Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHPs) and Family and Community Services. 

 

Prospective Tenants

Prospective tenantsProspective Tenants of the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) must first
Grey-ArrowApply to register
Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required in order to access the range of assistance on offer.

 

AHO property management transfer plans

The AHO is planning to transfer the management of its properties from FACS to Aboriginal community housing providers over the next three years, because we believe the needs of Aboriginal people are best met by Aboriginal organisations that deliver a culturally appropriate service and understand the housing needs of Aboriginal people in NSW.

 

Read  the Applicant Fact Sheet for more information:


 

Existing Tenants

Existing TenantsExisting Tenants may be eligible for the Centrelink scheme

Grey-Arrow Commonwealth Rent Assistance

Or may wish to purchase their homes under the Home Ownership Scheme.

 

AHO property management transfer plans

The AHO is planning to transfer the management of its properties from FACS to Aboriginal community housing providers over the next three years, because we believe the needs of Aboriginal people are best met by Aboriginal organisations that deliver a culturally appropriate service and understand the housing needs of Aboriginal people in NSW.


See documents below for more information:


Tenant Fact Sheet

Transfer Locations Fact Sheet

Map - Suburbs in the FACS Management Transfer Districts

 

 


The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) works with a number of Government and non-Government partners such as the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Housing NSW, FaHCSIA, Aboriginal Affairs, and community leaders to meet the housing needs of Aboriginal people in NSW.

Among the results are the Employment Related Accommodation (ERA) scheme and Housing Our Mob Everywhere (H.O.M.E.) Aboriginal social housing training program.

To assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  further help is available from:

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The Power's In Your Hands - Fact Sheet (PDF)


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