About Us

The Aboriginal Housing Company Ltd (AHC) is an independent non-profit with charity status and the first community housing provider in Australia, incorporated in 1973 as a company limited by guarantee. It is an all Aboriginal governed organisation, located in the heart of Redfern, which lies in the traditional lands of the Gadigal people, part of the Eora Nation.

The company was formed in direct response to the widespread discrimination Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experienced in the private rental market. The AHC is self-funded and operates on income derived from rental properties. Our affordable housing is located across Sydney and country regions in NSW.

We are redeveloping our land known as “the Block”, with the “Pemulwuy Project”, bounded by Eveleigh, Vine, Louis and  Caroline Streets, Redfern. The development consists of a mixed use site which will include affordable housing for 62 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, childcare, student accommodation, a gym, a gallery and commercial/retail space.   The affordable housing was completed in December 2020, the “Col James Student Accommodation” was completed in July 2021, the gym and gallery are near completion, and the commercial/retail space and childcare are due for completion in 2022.