Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Urunga Transfer updates
On a mission to streamline social housing
Social housing tenants on the Mid North Coast will have improved access to services following the transfer of tenancy management to Mission Australia Housing.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the transfer of 1,000 tenancies in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen would result in a better experience for social housing tenants and build a stronger, more engaged community.
“The transfer of housing to Mission Australia in the Mid North Coast will have a positive impact on the lives of social housing tenants,” Mr Ward said.
“It will provide better opportunities for tenants to make the most of community networks and services and help deliver better long-term outcomes.”
Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh welcomed Mission Australia Housing’s expansion in the region.
“I am pleased to see Mission Australia Housing working in our electorate as this step will help create a stronger and more diverse housing sector,” Mr Singh said.
“I look forward to seeing Mission Australia Housing build a partnership with social housing tenants and applicants in the community to provide housing services that meet the needs of their clients.”
Mission Australia Housing’s Regional Manager Charoah Evans said the organisation is committed to providing long-term support to people on the Mid North Coast.
“We have a strong focus on creating safe, secure homes for people and contributing to a thriving self-supportive community,” Ms Evans said.
“Our priority is to ensure we’re helping to strengthen communities so there are opportunities for residents to connect with services, activities and each other, which is an important part of the journey to long-term independence.”
Mission Australia Housing is one of nine community housing providers selected to manage around 14,000 social housing tenancies in NSW under the Management Transfer Program.
Minister Gareth Ward and Local Member, Gurmesh Singh visit our new office
in Coffs Harbour to meet the team and our residents.
We are open!
If you have any questions about your tenancy or property with Mission Australia Housing please pop in and see us at 1/39 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour, call us on 1800 269 672 or visit other pages on this website to find out more.
Winners are grinners at the drop in sessions
Mission Australia Housing ran a competition for FACS Housing residents as they returned their paperwork for the stock transfer. We issued 40 x $100 gift vouchers to lucky winners in our daily draw, and 6 lucky door prize winners who attended one of the 6 drop in sessions held throughout May received an iPad.
Here are a few of our lucky iPad winners. Congratulations!
Brian and Mary
You can read more about what has been happening on the MNC and about the Transfer by downloading the MNC Resident Newsletter here.
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Welcome new staff to the Mid North Coast Team
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.
Asset Manager, Coffs Harbour
Brad has been working with Mission Australia Housing for the past 8 and a half years within various roles. His most recent role saw him as a Project Manager in Assets, managing our properties in Tasmania and in NSW. Brad has recently relocated from Sydney and will be responsible for managing our assets across the Social Housing Management Transfer package for the MNC. Pop in and meet Brad and his team to discuss any asset concerns you may have with your home.
Community Development Manager, Mid North Coast
A familiar face to some, Jodie joins us from FACS Housing where she worked as Community Project Officer and a Senior Client Services Specialist. Jodie is very passionate about supporting and facilitating positive outcomes for vulnerable people in our communities and comes with a broad range of experience having worked in various roles across the Mid North Coast and down south in the Queanbeyan area.
To find out more about what’s happening on the Mid North Coast please down load our dedicated Tenant Newsletters here
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."
Keith Gavin, Catherine Yeomans (Left), and Chris Bratchford (Right) with Minister Goward at NSW Parliament House.
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.