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Wollongong City Council

Affordable Housing

Housing affordability is a complex issue that affects many people in our community, especially people with low incomes.

Most policies and programs that address affordable housing are the responsibility of the NSW Government or the Australian Government.

However, Wollongong City Council is working to support our community, where we can, to have more options to rent or purchase their own homes.

You can also visit the NSW Government website to learn more about affordable housing.

Draft Housing and Affordable Housing Strategy

We are proactively developing a draft Housing and Affordable Housing Strategy.

The aim of this strategy is to provide Council with clear guidelines that will support decision-making to increase housing stock for our city’s growing population, while also protecting the area’s natural assets. It will also help us target any available government funding toward those in greatest need of housing security.

We exhibited our draft Wollongong Housing Strategy from 10 October - 2 December 2022. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

We'll update this page when we reach future milestones in the development of this strategy.

Head Start Homes

In June 2022, Council accepted a tender from Head Start Homes to deliver new pathways to home ownership for low to moderate income earners in our city, with a focus on the Southern Suburbs.

Funding to deliver this program is provided through the Affordable Housing Program, an initiative that came about through a Commonwealth grant under the former Building Better Regional Cities program to Wollongong City Council.

For more details, please read our media release.

Housing monitor

Wollongong's .idcommunity profile includes Housing Monitor information about housing supply and demand, housing diversity, affordability and availability.