Housing provider registration
Includes registration overview, who can register, how to register, reviews, cancellations
Provider registration overview
The Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 (NSW) requires all Aboriginal Community Housing Providers (ACHP) to be registered with the AHO in order to receive assistance from any of our programs, such as the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) and the Build and Grow Aboriginal Community Housing Strategy.
The AHO Registration Policy explains how Providers can become registered, and gives details on eligibility, types of registration, availability of assistance, and outlines the obligations.
There are two paths to registration:
The Provider is assessed either through:
- the Provider Assessment Registration System (PARS)
- the NSW Regulatory Code (outlined in the Housing Regulation 2009) or from 1 January 2014, the National Regulatory System for Community Housing
- the Social Housing Assessment and Provider Evaluation (SHAPE) system operated by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act
Providers who do not wish to, or are unable to achieve performance-based registration, may agree to Head lease their properties to the AHO.
For more information on the registration process, read the Registration Factsheets.