NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Aboriginal housing for stronger communities

Housing package

The NSW Government is providing funding through the 2022 Housing Package, contributing to Closing the Gap targets by building and refurbishing homes, delivering community infrastructure and contributing to the Strong Family, Strong Communities program.

The NSW Government is providing $217.1 million under the 2022 Housing Package, contributing to Closing the Gap targets by building and refurbishing homes, delivering community infrastructure and contributing to the Strong Family, Strong Communities program.

Initiatives

Closing the Gap

The 2022 Housing Package is providing $149.8 million in funding for the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) to build 200 new homes, refurbish 260 existing homes and undertake 4,440 energy upgrades over 3 years, contributing to NSW’s Closing the Gap targets.

Find out more about the Closing the Gap initiative including what is being delivered, who will benefit and milestones.

Roads to Home

Funding of round 3 of the Roads to Home program will provide $32 million, enabling communities to upgrade infrastructure and roads, leading to improvements in services like household waste collection, postal delivery, emergency vehicle access and community transport.

Find out more about this round of the Roads to Home program including what is being delivered, who will benefit and milestones.

Strong Family, Strong Communities
  • $67.2 million will go toward the Strong Family, Strong Communities program enabling the AHO to continue to address homelessness and overcrowding by providing specialist housing support through ongoing tertiary accommodation grants, transitional housing programs and support for sustaining Aboriginal tenancies.
  • The program also strengthens the viability of the Aboriginal community housing sector through workforce training for Aboriginal Community Housing Providers and resourcing for maintenance and operational activities.

Find out more about what is being delivered under the Strong Family, Strong Communities initiative, including who will benefit and milestones.

Self assessment

We are giving the AHO expanded powers to self-assess certain developments so that more homes can be delivered faster.

Home ownership program

Home ownership through the AHO Home Buyer Saver scheme provides eligible Aboriginal people grants towards realising their home-ownership dream. Our Aboriginal front-line staff walk beside prospective homeowners on their journey, providing advice and support on topics such as credit ratings, demystifying mortgages and becoming mortgage ready.

Find out more about the continued funding of the AHO Home Buyer Saver initiative including what is being delivered, who will benefit and milestones.

 

About the Aboriginal Housing Office

The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) was established to ensure every Aboriginal person in NSW has equal access to, and choice in, affordable housing. The AHO owns more than 6,000 properties and provides support to a sustainable housing sector through accessible, culturally appropriate, and affordable housing.

Page last updated: 25/08/2022