Peak Bodies

Community Housing Industry Association


PO Box 4056, Weston ACT 2611

(02) 6232 5043



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About Us

CHIA is the peak industry body for the Australian community housing industry, which provides one in five of Australia’s social housing properties, complementing public housing.

Community housing providers manage a $30 billion-plus portfolio of more than 80,000 rental properties, which  are home to people who are on low and moderate incomes who find it hard to access affordable or appropriate housing in the private market.

On behalf of our members, CHIA undertakes research, policy development and advocacy in relation to social and affordable housing issues.

Based on national and international evidence, CHIA’s core argument is that the much needed growth and development of the Australian affordable housing system can only be achieved if the community housing industry is empowered to play a significantly expanded role.