All Aboriginal people living in NSW will have access to appropriate, affordable, quality housing.
The NSW Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) was established in July 1998 to provide affordable housing to Aboriginal people in a culturally appropriate manner. It was set up following extensive consultation with Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHP) and Aboriginal tenants.
The AHO provides funding support to the Aboriginal Housing Sector for the purpose of carrying out operational and management services to ACHPs and acquisition/construction of properties.
Assistance and advice for AHO tenants is available through the Aboriginal Housing Information Service (AHIS).
Tenants can learn more about the Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) Scheme and what it offers them through the following link.
Tenants of AHO properties are entitled to purchase their homes under the AHO/IBA Home Ownership Scheme.
With all of the above Confirmation of Aboriginality can create concerns and issues when applying for housing, AHO has provided a brief outline to clarify AHO's housing eligibility requirements for tenants.
The AHO works with a number of Government and non-Government partners, such as the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Housing NSW, FaHCSIA, Aboriginal Affairs and community leaders to meet the housing needs of Aboriginal people in NSW.