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More information about Future Directions

Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW is the NSW Government’s vision to transform social housing over the next ten years. The plan is supported by the whole of Government – including Health, Education, Justice, Planning and Environment, Industry and Family and Community Services – and will transform the NSW social housing system through:

  • Undertaking significant expansion and redevelopment of stock through partnerships with private sector developers and finance
  • Transferring significant tenancy management responsibility to non-government housing providers
  • Providing "wrap-around" services to support tenants to build their capabilities and take advantage of the opportunities in our strengthening economy.

Future Directions is underpinned by three strategic priorities:

More social housing

To reform social housing in NSW we will expand and redevelop housing stock. This will be achieved through innovative approaches to private and non-government sector contributions.  

More opportunities, support and incentives to build housing independence

In the ten years of Future Directions we will move towards a system where housing assistance is seen as a pathway to independence and an enabler of improved social and economic participation for tenants living in vibrant and economically diverse communities.

To do this we will provide more opportunities and support, such as increase the use of private rental assistance products by 60% (from 16,500 households to 26,500 in 2025).

A better experience

We want more people in social housing feeling safer and participating in their local community. We will focus on access for priority clients, high quality customer service, and suitable and stable housing.