Housing Pathways


Welcome to Housing Pathways

Housing Pathways is a simple, easy to use and fair way to apply for housing assistance in NSW.

Under Housing Pathways, you can apply for public housing, Aboriginal housing and community housing. You can also apply for private rental assistance or for a transfer if you already live in social housing.

You can apply for housing assistance, or update your applications details, through any Housing Pathways social housing provider across NSW. In some locations, you can apply by phone and from late 2016, you will also be able to apply online.

Your application will be assessed in the same way no matter where you submit your application. If you are eligible for social housing, you will be listed on a single state-wide waiting list.

We’re making it easier to apply for housing assistance

You’ll soon be able to apply for housing assistance online and over the phone.

Over the coming months we’re introducing a new phone application service so people can easily and quickly get the help they need without having to come into an office.

This phone service is available in the Penrith and Blue Mountains areas, Western NSW, Murrumbidgee, Northern, Western and Eastern Sydney, Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Hunter New England, Central Coast, Southern NSW and the Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas with more areas to follow in by mid 2016.