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DCJ contracted the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA NSW) to consult the community housing sector and others about the foundation principle and operating objectives of the CHIF.
A co-design workshop was held on 15 February 2019 where the government’s strategic intent and expectations were clarified and participants asked to help design the broad outline of the CHIF. .
Participants included CHP’s, local councils, specialist homelessness services, property developers, academics and other interested parties.
Almost all the feedback from the co-design workshop was incorporated into the CHIF program design and procurement process.
Key elements adopted included:
20 Dec 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.