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Every Victorian has the right to secure, affordable housing. Together, we will make it a reality.

Community Housing Industry Association Victoria

CHIA Vic supports the growth of not-for-profit housing

We consider this to be the most effective way to ensure Victorians priced out of the private rental market can afford a place to call home.

For the coming four years our focus will be on the Big Housing Build,  supporting our sector to build up partnerships with local and state government and the development sector. At the same time, we will continue to provide policy and practical advice, training and education, and development that our sector has come to expect from its peak body.

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What is community housing?

Community housing provides homes for low-income renters who are priced out of the private market. It offers long-term housing to eligible low-income applicants at a rent that is affordable. 

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Collaborate

Secure affordable housing for all Victorians starts with ideas and opportunities.

Opportunities grow when relationships are fostered. The sector’s key relationships involve community housing organisations, commercial property developers and local government.

For ideas on working together use popular resources, connect with peers, and attend a CHIA Vic event.

Affordable Housing Agreements Toolkit
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10-year-plan-submission_CHIA-Vic
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Understanding the community housing sector
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Broaden your network and start new partnerships through regular events, training and our connection service for members

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Raise your hand as a partner for new and in-progress projects across Victoria

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Run a project

Community housing organisations, private developers and local governments work together with one goal: an ideal project.

Your organisation might run a project from start to finish, pick it up after commencement or help at key stages. Learn how you can be involved.

Fact sheet for developers
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Fact sheet for local government
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See recently completed projects in Victoria and what best practice looks like

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Raise your hand as a partner for new and in-progress projects in the state

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See our project plan template to help you begin or progress your current work

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Community Housing delivers in the Big Housing Build Rapid Round

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Community Housing delivers in the Big Housing Build Rapid Round

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Up-skill

We help with learning, skills workshops and knowledge sharing for industry professionals.

We create resources that help you understand and apply current practices. Brush up your skills at our training and events across the year.

Submission on the NDIS SDA Framework
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CHIA-Vic-Cultural-Safety-Framework
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Dig into our policies, frameworks and resources to have new ideas at hand for your work each week

54 resources available now
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Sharpen your knowledge through regular events and training

100+ events in 2021
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Our vision

Our vision is a Victoria where everyone can afford secure and appropriate housing.

We believe more needs to be done to solve the housing crisis – and that community housing has a key role to play.

Working toward this

We continue to work with the sector to identify and create the community housing sector of the future

Our industry plan

Rental Reforms for Rooming House Operators

New rental regulations (Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021) have now been released and, along with the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018, outline the reforms to the RTA that came into force on 29 March 2021.

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