Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW

The NSW Government is transforming the current social housing system to break the cycle of disadvantage. The system was developed in the 1940s for working families with low incomes. Today the system supports a different demographic – the most vulnerable people in our community who need a safety net. 

Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW sets out the Government’s vision for social housing over the next 10 years. A vision which will reduce homelessness, provide more housing and support for those needing social housing and providing more support to help people divert from or successfully transition out of the social housing system. 

Future Directions is underpinned by three strategic priorities:

Future Directions is backed by the whole of Government – including Health, Education, Justice, Planning and Environment, Industry and Family and Community Services – and will change the way social housing works in NSW.

This is an exciting time for social housing in NSW, with opportunities for partnerships between government, community organisations and the private sector. Together we can create an innovative system that will respond to the needs of the community and continuously improve.  

Find out how to Partner with the NSW Government.

More information on Future Directions.

"Social housing is a vital service underpinning the social good of NSW. This ten year strategy encompassing the NSW Government's reforms is about more than properties. It is about people." — Brad Hazzard, Minister for Family and Community Services and Social Housing.