Charter, Vision and Services
The Teacher Housing Authority of New South Wales is a statutory corporation constituted under the Teacher Housing Authority Act 1975. The Authority operates under the direction of the Minister for Education and Training.
The principal object of the Authority is to provide and maintain suitable and adequate housing accommodation for teachers. The Authority also has as objects:
the initiation, promotion, commissioning and undertaking of surveys and investigations into the housing needs of teachers;
the undertaking, promotion and encouragement of research into the design, construction and maintenance of housing suitable for teachers;
the planning of the provision of a comprehensive and coordinated housing service for teachers throughout New South Wales;
the provision, conduct, operation and maintenance of a housing service for teachers; and
the advising of, and the making of, reports and recommendations to the Minister for Education and Training in respect of matters relating to the housing of teachers.
The Authority's vision is to support education in New South Wales by providing a quality housing service for teachers. This is achieved through an innovative, effective, efficient and tenant focused approach in the following key result areas:
Teacher Housing Authority of New South Wales
2-24 Rawson Place
Authority services are primarily driven by client demand and are directed
at isolated rural communities and areas of the State where there is an
inadequate private rental market. Housing for teachers must be provided
in these locations to ensure that schools and colleges are appropriately
The Authority currently owns or manages some 1500 houses and villa units
throughout the State. These are leased to teachers at market rates of
The operations of the Authority involve close liaison with the Department of Education and Training regarding the housing needs of teachers in schools and TAFE colleges in country areas of the State.
As a DFS Related Entity the Authority adheres to the Business Ethics Statement as detailed in DFS website.