Faith Housing Alliance is not a housing provider or a direct support service. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, visit Link2Home.

Powerful Partnerships

Creating a better world requires strong collaborations & partnerships

Organisations and leaders who work together in collaboration and in a spirit of cooperation will have the power to transform lives and help break the constraints of cycles of poverty, creating a new and hopeful future.

From our earliest days, the Faith Housing Alliance has been a project of collaboration. We bring the best knowledge and experience of the faith sector together to enhance and grow the work being done in our common cause. That is to increase the supply of housing for all, improve homelessness services, and develop research and innovations for related community housing development, policy and funding settings.

We build partnerships that can help us make a difference for people who need housing support. Those partnerships are formed between members and across sectors, bringing the expertise of many groups to help solve social and housing problems.

Members from BaptistCare break ground at their 162 unit Carlingford development.

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Cross-Sector & broader partnerships

We understand the importance of our work with other peak bodies in the social sector, and in particular, the housing and homelessness peak bodies to maximise the impact of our common advocacy work.

Our engagement with the education sector for our research partnerships is also invaluable. FHA, our members and other CHPs engage in research to inform advocacy and improved outcomes and capacity building for housing and homelessness.

We work collaboratively across sectors to build partnerships that will increase and improve housing supply. We engage with government, business and corporate stakeholders to collaborate on areas of mutual concern.

Cross-Sector & broader partnerships

We understand the importance of our work with other peak bodies in the social sector, and in particular, the housing and homelessness peak bodies to maximise the impact of our common advocacy work.

Our engagement with the education sector for our research partnerships is also invaluable. FHA, our members and other CHPs engage in research to inform advocacy and improved outcomes and capacity building for housing and homelessness.

We work collaboratively across sectors to build partnerships that will increase and improve housing supply. We engage with government, business and corporate stakeholders to collaborate on areas of mutual concern.

“The opportunity to work with and seek advice from peak bodies with specialist knowledge and expertise such as Faith Housing Alliance, is invaluable and informs the cross-sector advocacy and problem solving undertaken by NCOSS.

"Working collaboratively in this way strengthens our collective impact, ensures a variety of perspectives, and maximises the resources we have between us.

— Joanna Quilty

CEO, NCOSS (New South Wales Council of Social Services).

“The opportunity to work with and seek advice from peak bodies with specialist knowledge and expertise such as Faith Housing Alliance, is invaluable and informs the cross-sector advocacy and problem solving undertaken by NCOSS.

"Working collaboratively in this way strengthens our collective impact, ensures a variety of perspectives, and maximises the resources we have between us.

— Joanna Quilty

CEO, NCOSS (New South Wales Council of Social Services).

Partnerships in action

Below are some recent projects FHA and our members have collaborated on, with details on who was involved.

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VERTICAL VILLAGES RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

The research explored placemaking and community development in multi-cultural high rise and high density urban environments.

The Vertical Villages: Community, Place and Urban Density research project was a collaboration funded through an Enterprise Partnership Scheme between Macquarie University, the Faith Housing Alliance, supported by a grant from the Salvation Army and BaptistCare, and in collaboration with the Together for Ryde Ministers’ Network.

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AFTERSHOCK – HOUSING SECURITY A SOCIAL SECTOR PARTNERSHIP

FHA was pleased to join this coalition of housing and social sector peak bodies in a powerful partnership to better understand the recovery challenges ahead of us.

This project sought to address the economic and social costs of the pandemic and natural disasters across mental health, domestic violence, housing security and child development and welfare.

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WELCOMEMAT PARTNERSHIP

Faith Housing Alliance was a shareholder and partner in this innovative start-up in the fight for housing security and against housing stress.

WelcomeMat is Australia’s first bespoke tenant-matching platform for affordable rental housing where you can list housing as a community housing provider or a generous owner, or search for affordable rentals.

Partnerships among Members

Through Faith Housing Alliance, members are able to collaborate and share best practice. They can find common ground and partner as a Community of Practice, sharing learnings to increase housing supply and to apply continual improvements to their specialist housing and homelessness services.

Members have partnered together to:

Support smaller organisations entering the community housing field.

Conduct research projects to enhance the quality of support provided.

Design innovative new models of affordable housing, informed by a faith perspective and practice.

Key funding partnership

We are funded by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) as a NSW Social Sector Peak Body,  representing housing and homelessness for the faith sector.

We acknowledge and thank DCJ for the strength of the partnership. 

This long-term partnership has enabled the faith sector to collaborate and innovate, and to play a central role in addressing the housing needs in New South Wales. By bringing the strengths of government and the strengths of the community sector together, better solutions are made possible.

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

If you are seeking emergency accommodation, visit Link2Home.