Helping improve housing outcomes for all Australians
Kirby and Andrew had been renting for a number of years. Tired of dealing with real estate agents, they were keen to move into their own home.
In early 2021, WA-based community housing provider Foundation Housing launched a new affordable housing program called ‘Elevate by Foundation Housing’, comprising 100 new affordable homes for WA’s essential workers. We spoke with CEO Chris Smith to learn more about their Australian-first social enterprise model and how NHFIC’s funding has helped Foundation Housing increase their response to housing need in WA.
SGCH is one of the largest community housing providers in Australia, housing over 11,000 people in almost 7,000 homes across the Sydney metro region. SGCH Group CEO Scott Langford recently shared how their $210 million NHFIC loan helped the organisation continue developing and managing sustainable, safe and affordable homes.
Argyle Housing is a community-managed not-for-profit that works with all tiers of government – local, state and federal – to support vibrant regional communities with more affordable housing.
As one of the 10 community housing providers to benefit from NHFIC’s latest bond, Argyle Housing’s CEO Wendy Middleton shared with us how the lower-cost funding will provide more opportunities to support regional tenants on low to moderate incomes.
Women’s Housing Limited in Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation that provides low cost housing to women at risk of homelessness, including older women and women who are forced to leave their home because of family violence. NHFIC finalised its latest bond on 24 June 2020, with the funds supporting a $9 million loan to Women’s Housing Limited. We spoke with the organisation’s CEO, Judy Line, to learn more about the need for safe and affordable homes for women.