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Faith in action Housing for all

5,635

Homes destroyed

or uninhabitable due to fires and floods in 2020-22 in NSW.

3,436

Affordable rental homes supplied

by our members in the 10 years to 2020 and growing.

0.03%

Affordable rentals for seniors

living on an age pension.

Supporting the delivery of affordable rental housing across NSW

Housing, or shelter, forms one of the five basic needs along with food, water, clothing and sleep. The quality, security and affordability of housing is fundamental to wellbeing as an important determinant of physical and mental health.

Affordable rental housing alleviates crowding and leaves more household income available for quality food, healthcare and education, which leads to better outcomes. It alleviates the financial stress of housing or the need to move frequently, reduces risk of homelessness, and can limit exposure to environmental toxins that can impact health outcomes.

Faith Housing Alliance advocates for funding and policy support for our faith sector members to continue to provide much needed affordable rental housing across NSW. We work to support them in their invaluable role as community housing providers.

Affordable housing

Affordable rental housing is critical to reducing intergenerational poverty and increasing economic mobility. Research shows that increasing access to affordable housing is the most effective strategy for reducing childhood poverty and increasing economic mobility.

Housing is one of the most basic needs, and yet for many Australians it is increasingly at risk. The costs associated with the provision of housing are among the largest ongoing expenses that will incur for an individual or for families over their lifetime.

Housing is a human right.

Faith Housing Alliance is committed to building a more just society where people can thrive through access to affordable accommodation. We work to increase the supply of safe, health and affordable housing for all in partnership with our member community.

BaptistCare’s Kitty Doyle Apartments in Five Dock NSW.

Affordable housing

Affordable rental housing is critical to reducing intergenerational poverty and increasing economic mobility. Research shows that increasing access to affordable housing is the most effective strategy for reducing childhood poverty and increasing economic mobility.

Housing is one of the most basic needs, and yet for many Australians it is increasingly at risk. The costs associated with the provision of housing are among the largest ongoing expenses that will incur for an individual or for families over their lifetime.

Housing is a human right.

Faith Housing Alliance believes is committed to building a more just society where people can thrive through access to affordable accommodation. We work to increase the supply of safe, health and affordable housing for all in partnership with our member community.

BaptistCare’s Kitty Doyle Apartments in Five Dock NSW.

"If you want to change someone’s life, give them housing. Give them housing that is secure, and that is affordable.

"You will change their health outcomes because they will have stability in their life. You will change their welfare outcomes because they are not under the stress of being homeless or looking for housing. You will change their children’s education outcomes because they will have stability … and you’ll change their employment prospects”.

– Brian Murnane, CEO of Amelie Housing, St Vincent de Paul Society

Former Board Chair of Faith Housing Alliance

"If you want to change someone’s life, give them housing. Give them housing that is secure, and that is affordable.

"You will change their health outcomes because they will have stability in their life. You will change their welfare outcomes because they are not under the stress of being homeless or looking for housing. You will change their children’s education outcomes because they will have stability … and you’ll change their employment prospects”.

– Brian Murnane, CEO of Amelie Housing, St Vincent de Paul Society

Former Board Chair of Faith Housing Alliance

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Transformative Advocacy

From its earliest days, Faith Housing Alliance has sought to shine a light on the injustice that many experience in relation to housing. Faith Housing Alliance has been characterised by committed people who refuse to give up until change occurs. Since the mid-1990s, we have had many champions of change in the Alliance who never gave up on the work, influencing outcomes and legislation as transformative advocates.

Today, across our membership are transformative leaders heading up major organisations from across the faiths who fight every day alongside their teams to protect the vulnerable in our community.

Like our early heroes, we continue to work with the faith sector towards the compassionate relief of poverty, distress or disadvantage suffered by individuals or families in New South Wales.

Uniting’s Award Winning Bowden Brae Affordable Retirement and Independent Living Village.

Transformative Advocacy

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SECTOR HOUSING REPORTS

Interested in matters related to community housing and the escalating housing crisis?

Access to a safe, healthy, secure and affordable home is a basic human right. Declining affordability is driving homelessness. Keep up to date with some of the latest research in these cross-sector housing reports.

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TRANSFORMATIVE ADVOCACY

We believe it is critical that social policy settings ease inequality and disadvantage. The starting point to this is the provision of social and affordable housing in all its forms.

From our earliest days, we have sought to shine a light on the injustice that many experience in relation to housing. Faith Housing Alliance has been characterised by committed people who refuse to give up until change occurs.

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Our Members

Our members are community housing providers, organisations and individuals committed to housing for all.

Join our Membership Community and experience being part of a unique community of practice, learning from one another and supported by Faith Housing Alliance.

Become a Member of Faith Housing Alliance

stay up to date

Stay connected with news and blogs to understand what is happening in matters related to community housing, housing justice, and FHA. 

We invite anyone who would like to write a blog related to any aspect of community housing and housing justice, to submit material.

Please note, any blogs posted will be at the sole discretion of FHA. 

Affordable Housing
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Read more
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Powerful Partnerships

Churches Housing welcomes new members!

We look forward to seeing ACCA and Mayfair Real Estate collaborating and networking with our other members and supporters – please give them a warm welcome.

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"The pathway to housing should be fair and equitable for everyone. Access to affordable rental housing is essential for people to both survive and flourish. It is a human right."

– Rose Thomson, CEO, Faith Housing Alliance

"The pathway to housing should be fair and equitable for everyone. Access to affordable rental housing is essential for people to both survive and flourish. It is a human right."

– Rose Thomson, CEO, Faith Housing Alliance

Faith Housing Alliance is not a housing provider or a direct support service.

If you are seeking emergency accommodation, visit Link2Home.