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Community Housing Providers Direct Dealing Policy

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The NSW Government is making it easier for Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to deliver more social and affordable housing across NSW through partnering with the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC).

In 2020, LAHC announced new direct dealing policies to provide a streamlined and transparent pathway for CHPs to put proposals directly to LAHC that contribute to growing social and affordable housing.

These policies – a first of their kind in Australia – have now been updated, so all policy guidance is now contained in a single, more flexible policy.

Read the CHP Direct Dealing Policy (PDF, 471.21 KB).

Updates to the policy

The updated CHP Direct Dealing Policy expands opportunities for CHPs and LAHC to partner in delivering more, better quality, fit for modern use homes for people in need.

A wider range of proposals can now be considered – with more flexibility in the types of projects and commercial arrangements.

Under the updated policy:

  • Partnership proposals can be considered with experienced Tier 1 and Tier 2 CHP developers leasing LAHC properties – where proposals can include recycling, renewing or redeveloping the leased properties and the LAHC investment value (which usually comprises land) is no more than $25 million
  • Small scale partnership proposals can be considered with any registered CHP – where proposals involve LAHC selling, acquiring or contributing to development projects and the LAHC investment value (which usually comprises land) is not more than $10 million.

For more information

Contact us via the LAHC contact us webpage.

Submission and assessment process

The CHP Direct Dealing Policy (Policy) allows registered CHPs to bring proposals directly to LAHC.

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Success Stories

LAHC has awarded the following successful proposals under the CHP Direct Dealing Policy.

Success stories property development.