Welcome to Common Equity (Co-operative Housing) NSW Ltd

Common Equity seeks to assist low-income families and individuals to live better and obtain a brighter, secure future through access to housing they can afford. We offer rental accommodation in Sydney metro and select regional areas for people who are in need of low cost accommodation and who qualify for social or affordable housing.

Common Equity is a not for profit tier 2 community housing provider established in 2009 and operates the majority of its properties in the Co-operative Housing model. Common Equity has 33 Housing Co-operatives across NSW and offers accommodation in a variety of dwelling types and locations to almost 500 tenants.

A Housing Co-operative is formed by a group of people with a common interest to work together to maintain and manage housing. Members perform landlord roles (e.g. tenancy, rent, maintenance) and business roles (e.g. administration, bookkeeping). Membership requires ongoing commitment, including attending monthly and other meetings and actively participating in the management of the Co-operative. Each Co-operative manages its own member and tenant selection processes.

While we primarily support people who choose to live in Housing Co-operatives we also offer some rental accommodation in community properties to those who are seeking rental affordability outside a Housing Co-operative model.

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Latest News

Newsletter July 2016

Click HERE for the July Newsletter 2016

In this edition of the newsletter we catch up on the latest developments at the Dunroamin’ Co-op and we bid a sad farewell to Phillip Gardiner, Finance Manager.

Newsletter – April 2016

Click Here to read In this exciting edition of the newsletter we get to meet the new CEO and say farewell to Robyn Cahoun. You also get to read all about the Co-op picnic day which […]

Submission by BCCM CEHL CENSW on Co-operative Housing- March 2016

‘Rewriting the Australian Dream – Co-operative housing’s role in delivering an effective housing system’