NSW community housing industry development strategy – managing strategic risk

Client:NSW Registrar of Community and NSW Federation of Housing Associations

Elton Consulting was commissioned by the NSW Registrar of Community Housing and the NSW Federation of Housing Associations to conduct research into the strategic risk management practices of community housing providers.

We prepared a detailed literature review of national and international best practice approaches, both in the not-for-profit housing sector and the third sector more generally. The study also involved the design and conduct of an online survey of around 100 community housing providers from NSW and the UK. We conducted interviews with key external stakeholders, including stakeholders from government and academia, as well as the development and finance industries.

Later stages of the project will involve the development of a series of in-depth case studies of managing strategic risk in the sector and a good practice strategic risk management guide for providers.