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.

How they work and whether they might suit you…More information
About Community Properties managed by CENSW as the landlord…More information

Latest News

January 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter is here!! Read about the 2016 AGM and meet the new Board Directors, take our quiz on 80s pop music and try your hand at the best basil pesto around!

Newsletter October 2016

October Newsletter 2016 is here. Read all about Common Equitys first ever City 2 Surf Race and about All Nations, the new Co-operative, plus so much more!!

2016 Financial Statement Report

The complete Financial Statements for the year ending 30 June 2016.

Upcoming Events

  1. Northern Regional

    February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Hunter Regional Meeting

    February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Central Regional

    February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Western Regionals

    March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Southern Regional

    March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm