New South Wales Government Family & Community Services - Aboriginal Housing Office

Our responsibilities

Under the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 (NSW), the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) has the following statutory objectives:

  • Ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to quality, affordable housing;

  • Ensure that housing is appropriate to the social and cultural requirements, living patterns and preferences of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to whom it is provided;

  • Enhance the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in determining, developing and delivering policies and programs relating to Aboriginal housing;

  • Ensure that priority is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people most in need;

  • Ensure that the available supply of housing is shared equitably among Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who are most in need;

  • Increase the range of housing choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reflect the diversity of individual and community needs;

  • Ensure that registered Aboriginal housing organisations are accountable, effective and skilled in the delivery of Aboriginal housing programs and services;

  • Ensure that the AHO's housing programs and services are administered efficiently and in co-ordination with other programs and services that are provided to assist Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders;

  • Encourage the sustainable employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the delivery of Aboriginal housing assistance.


Useful contact numbers

Housing Contact Centre
phone image 1800 422 322

 

Emergency temporary accommodation
phone image 1800 727 555

 

Link2home
phone image 1800 152 152

 

Aboriginal Hostels
phone image (02) 9310 2777
phone image (02) 6212 2001

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