What we do

Working for a Victoria where everyone has access to secure, affordable housing.

This page describes our vision for community housing in Victoria and contains key information about the work CHIA Vic does to achieve it.

Our work

The community housing sector has been identified as the growth vehicle for Victoria’s social housing, and, through the Big Housing Build, is expected to increase its property portfolio by 40% in the next four to five years.

As the sector’s peak body, CHIA Vic is continuing to work with members to deliver this growth by:

  • Advocacy, representing the sector’s position to State Government and other key bodies, to build a stable and supportive policy environment to facilitate long-term growth of the community housing sector.
  • Engaging with members and other stakeholders to identify issues and areas of concern, and working collaboratively on identifying and sharing best practice.
  • Offering training and other professional development opportunities to ensure the community housing workforce has the skills and knowledge it needs to deliver high quality services to tenants.
  • Sharing information and developing campaigns that raise the profile of community housing with a range of stakeholders, including the general public.

Our industry plan

In 2018, CHIA Vic developed a transition plan for the community housing sector. This plan identifies five key areas of work required to transform the sector into a leader in the provision of social and affordable rental housing. It continues to guide our activities as we scale up in response to the Big Housing Build.

Reading time: 2 mins

Victoria's Big Housing Build

Victoria’s Big Housing Build

The Big Housing Build is a once in a generation investment in community and social housing in Victoria.

Learn more