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

Tenants

Finding, setting up and maintaining a home is a rewarding experience, but from time-to-time help might be needed with running a household or finding a place to live.

To assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this position, help is available from services such as the:

Prospective Tenants

Prospective tenantsProspective Tenants of the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) must first
Grey-ArrowApply to register
Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required in order to access the benefits and range of assistance on offer.

 

AHO property management transfer plans

The AHO is planning to transfer the management of its properties from FACS to Aboriginal community housing providers over the next four years, because we believe the needs of Aboriginal people are best met by Aboriginal organisations that deliver a culturally appropriate service and understand the housing needs of Aboriginal people in NSW. See Frequently Asked Questions document below for more information:


Frequently Asked Questions

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Existing Tenants

Existing TenantsExisting Tenants may be eligible for the Centrelink scheme

Grey-Arrow Commonwealth Rent Assistance

Or may wish to purchase their homes under the Home Ownership Scheme.

 

AHO property management transfer plans

The AHO is planning to transfer the management of its properties from FACS to Aboriginal community housing providers over the next four years, because we believe the needs of Aboriginal people are best met by Aboriginal organisations that deliver a culturally appropriate service and understand the housing needs of Aboriginal people in NSW. See Frequently Asked Questions document below for more information:


Frequently Asked Questions

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The Aboriginal Housing Office (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.

Among the results are the Employment Related Accommodation (ERA) scheme and Housing Our Mob Everywhere (H.O.M.E.) Aboriginal social housing training program.

Happy Homes bookletThe AHO's free downloadable booklet  Happy Homes (PDF) has lots of great ideas for tenants for creating a safe living environment for families, and information on what to do in case of an emergency such as a fire, and how to keep pests out and your children safe.

Power's in your hands

New rules introduced by the NSW Government are encouraging energy providers to offer more competitive plans, more choice and lower electricity prices in NSW.

The Power's In Your Hands (PDF)


The Power's In Your Hands - Fact Sheet (PDF)


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