At Churches Housing, we are often asked what is the current and forecasted need for affordable housing in greater Sydney and the rest of the State.
So, we asked the City Futures research Centre at UNSW to extract these figures from one of their recent reports*.
In Sydney at the moment, we need more than 55,000 dwellings to meet unmet needs and another 24,100 in the rest of the State.
The total needed in 10 years is 91,450.
Affordable housing needs: current and by 2029
|Section of Australia||Current unmet need||Projected unmet need by 2029||Total additional need|
|Greater Sydney||55,300||10,250||65,550 Greater Sydney|
|Rest of NSW||24,100||01,800||25,900 Rest of NSW|
|79,400 TOTAL current||12,050 TOTAL by 2029||91,450 Total NSW|
Estimating need and costs of social and affordable housing delivery by Dr Laurence Troy, Dr Ryan van den Nouwelant & Prof Bill Randolph, March 2019 CHIA and Homelessness NSW
From table 1: summary of national social and affordable housing need by sub-region (households)