Around Australia

There are peak bodies advocating for community housing across Australia.

This page describes our role as advocates for the community housing sector in Victoria and across the country, alongside other partner organisations.

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CHIA Vic is committed to ensuring the community housing sector has strong representation at both a state and national level. CHIA Vic membership includes membership of the national peak body, the Community Industry Housing Association (CHIA), which advocates on national issues that have local impact.

Accessing NHFIC capacity building funds via CHIA

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The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) is dedicated to improving housing outcomes for Australians. It offers loans, investments and grants through its Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator (AHBA) and National Housing Infrastructure Facility (NHIF) to encourage investment in housing, with a particular focus on affordable housing.

Housing organisations can access grants of up to $20,000 (incl GST) for tailored consulting services (selected from an approved panel) to assist their applications for NHFIC finance, in the following areas:

  • Finance: project and business financial modelling, fund raising, financial risk analysis and key ratios.
  • Business planning: project and business planning, preparation of business cases, forming partnerships, monitoring results.
  • Property development: developing or procuring new social and affordable housing, mixed tenure, sustainable and accessible property design, urban planning, place making.
  • Risk management: understanding risks (business, financial, policy, governance etc.) and managing, monitoring and mitigating risk.

The funds are provided through the Capacity Building Program, which is administered by CHIA National on the NHFIC’s behalf. Visit CHIA National’s website for information on how to access a grant.

Your Peak Body

Your peak body for community housing

CHIA Vic is shaping how community housing is developing around Victoria through its own work and supporting and influencing other organisations.

10 year strategy

Not in Victoria? There are community housing organisations around Australia.

The peak body for The Northern Territory

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The peak body for Tasmania

Shelter Tas

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Q Shelter in Queensland

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The peak body for NSW



The peak body for Queensland

CHIA Queensland

The peak body for South Australia

CHIA South Australia

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