Coffs Harbour and Bellingen Transfer updates

Coffs Harbour and Bellingen Transfer updates

Welcome new staff to the Mid North Coast Team

Charoah Evans
Charoah Evans
Regional Manager, Mid North Coast NSW

Charoah recently started with Mission Australia Housing as Regional Manager for the Mid North Coast. Charoah commenced her career in employment services, spent 12 ½ years with FACS NSW Housing and brings over 20 years’ experience in client service positions across the MNC community.

Jocelyn Box
Jocelyn Box
Community Engagement Officer, Mid North Coast NSW

Our tenants in Coffs Harbour and Kempsey already know Jocelyn who recently transferred from her role of Housing Manager to Community Engagement Officer. In this exciting new role Jocelyn will be working with tenants, MAH teams, community services and local organisations.

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Mission Australia Housing’s footprint is set to grow

Mission Australia Housing's footprint is set to grow as we take on the management of around 1,050 social housing properties on the NSW Mid North Coast.

We were among nine successful community housing providers (CHPs) at NSW Parliament House yesterday morning as the NSW Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward announced the transfer of tenancy management of 14,000 social housing properties from the NSW Government to various CHPs.

Minister Goward with the successful community housing providers at NSW Parliament House. Chris Bratchford is pictured, third from the left.

Catherine Yeomans, Executive Housing Chris Bratchford, and GM New Business Integration were all present at the announcement and are excited about the opportunity to deepen Mission Australia's connections with the community in Bellingen and Coffs Harbour.

"We currently provide services on the Mid North Coast, including social and affordable housing, outreach programs and mental health supports, and we welcome this chance to further develop our relationship with the community," Catherine said.

"Community housing providers like MA Housing can provide supports to tenants based on their individual needs, linking them with local services and supporting them to maintain their tenancies."

Minister Goward with the successful community housing providers at NSW Parliament House. Chris Bratchford is pictured, third from the left.

As part of the transfer process, MA Housing will work closely with existing tenants to ensure a smooth transition and support their individual housing needs.

The transfer – which will be complete by 2019 – will mean that the majority of tenants will be eligible for Commonwealth Rental Assistance. This will provide additional funding to MA Housing to deliver an enhanced level of maintenance as well as engage with and strengthen the local community.

"As a Tier One Community Housing Provider, MA Housing works with social housing communities across Australia to provide quality tenancy management and create vibrant communities," Chris said. .

"There is no change to the current tenancy arrangements and once the transfer is completed, the properties will be managed by Mission Australia Housing."

The Bellingen and Coffs Harbour social housing properties will add to our existing 1900 social or affordable homes across Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The announcement follows the tender win for the Ivanhoe Estate which will see MA Housing manage 950 additional properties in Macquarie Park.

More information on the Management Transfer program.


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