About the AHO

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About the AHO

The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) is a statutory body established under the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 (NSW) to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to affordable, quality housing.

Our vision is to ensure that every Aboriginal person in NSW has equal access to, and choice in affordable housing.

We are one of seven divisions within the NSW Department of Family & Community Services and we are governed by an all-Aboriginal Board, which provides advice to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing.

Underpinning all planning is a strong commitment to the principles of self determination and self management, articulated through inclusive, fully consultative planning.

At the AHO, we’re changing the way we do things to better support our Aboriginal housing providers, our tenants and the Aboriginal communities. We are steering a new course that ultimately helps strengthen Aboriginal communities.

To find out more about the AHO and the work we do, visit the AHO website

Our board

The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) Board advises the Minister for the Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) on policies and strategic direction and has defined responsibilities.

The AHO Board currently comprises nine members, including the Chairperson and the AHO Chief Executive (CE) who is an ex – officio member. The Board’s primary role is to determine AHO policies – that the Minister ultimately approves – which enable the AHO, as part of FACS, to implement and deliver accessible, affordable and quality housing strategies that meet the social and cultural requirements of Aboriginal people in NSW.

I love coming into work everyday knowing people are here because they care about the community.

Famey, Senior Policy Officer