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Community housing aims to deliver social and financial outcomes. As a tightly regulated and ethically managed not-for-profit organisation, our surpluses are reinvested to improve local services and increase the range and types of housing we can offer.
Compared to the general community, tenants in community housing are more likely to face some form of disadvantage, such as unemployment or a disability. In addition to delivering safe and secure homes, we help clients stabilise their lives, maintain their tenancies and engage with their communities. Homes North successfully partners with a wide variety of organisations providing vital and highly valued support services to clients.
Year In Review 2020/21
5,200 people in Homes North Housing
24% are aged 55 years and over
46% are aged 25 years and under
54% are female
14% are sole parents
94% receive income support
45% identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
24% are people with disabilities
16% are supported tenancies
592 people housed off the waiting list
30 properties owned
across 14 Local Government Areas
Our Strategic Goals
Strategic Goal 1 / Positive Change for Individuals
Our focus is on creating a connected and engaged tenant and support system, one that puts the clients at the centre of our work.
Strategic Goal 2 / Enhancing Communities, Building Place
We are committed to working collaboratively with our communities and stakeholders to build long-term changes for people in vulnerable areas, while strengthening our portfolio.
Strategic Goal 3 / Regional Change Makers
With our rapid increase in size comes the responsibility to show our commitment and leadership for the benefit of the broader community as well as our clients. Our contract with the NSW Government gives us a clear role as regional leaders and change makers. As part of our role as regional leaders and change makers, Homes North has secured the former Centrelink building located within Armidale’s CBD, transforming it into a Community Support Hub, housing Homes North and our key partner, the Armidale Neighbourhood Centre. The Community Support Hub is due to open in coming months.
Strategic Goal 4 / Operational Excellence
Our staff and culture, finances and systems, all work in a complementary way to support Homes North in its continued drive for excellence and long-term sustainability as an organisation.