What is social housing?

Social housing is secure and affordable rental housing for people on low incomes who need accommodation. Social housing includes public housing properties owned or managed by NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC), Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ),  Aboriginal Housing Office, and community housing properties managed or owned by not-for-profit, non-government registered Community Housing Providers such as Evolve Housing.

How do I apply for social housing?

Evolve Housing manages community housing, affordable housing as well as other types of housing.

Community housing applications are managed under the NSW Government Housing Pathways system, where you only have to complete one application to be on the state-wide waiting list.

You can apply for social and community housing through the Housing Pathways website, which is managed by the Department of  Communities and Justice . You can track your application on the Housing Pathways website and find out other information about social housing. Alternatively, you can lodge your application with any social housing provider in NSW, either in person or by mail. This includes at the Evolve Housing office and your local DCJ office. You can find more information on where you can lodge your application on the Department of Communities and Justice website.

If you need assistance lodging your application please contact the Department of Communities and Justice or myevolve.

For more information

  • www.housingpathways.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 422 322 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

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