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History

A Timeline of our Establishment 1982-2017

Registration maintained under National Regulatory System for Community Housing. 700 properties under management. New housing for older women in Woolloomooloo. First development application submitted for New Generation Boarding House. Change to Constitution to expand services to women with children.

2017

Significant focus on tenant engagement and needs of older women, to reflect the increase of older women in social housing. Relocation to larger premises.

2016

Establishment of Homelessness Support Services, providing crisis and transitional housing for single women in South Western Sydney.

2014

30 years of service
Registration status maintained. New Strategic Plan developed. Senior Management Team recruitment completed. Consolidation of service delivery activities. Specialisation in operational roles completed. Tenant participation activities reactivated.

2012

Historic handover of title for 100 existing capital properties. Appointment of new Auditors. Donation of $52,000 software products from Microsoft. Upgrade of server system and software.

2011

Participation in new common access system for NSW - Housing Pathways. Increased specialisation leads to designated roles and establishment of senior management team. The first tender for community housing providers to obtain title to existing capital properties is announced.

2010

Class 2 status awarded under new pilot community housing registration system. Portfolio increases to 654 properties.

2009

Member of BlueCHP; a special purpose affordable housing development and asset management company to create growth for members; share resources and risk; as well as provide expertise in property development.

2008

Women's Housing Company manages 600 properties in the Sydney metropolitan area.

2007

The Women's Housing Company wins Award of Excellence for Organisational Management and Governance. Relocation to larger premises.

2006

Major Strategic Plan is developed with a focus on growth.

2005

New constitution adopted and The Women's Housing Company is now housing over 500 tenants.

2003

External review of structure is undertaken to enhance capacity of organisation. Move to skills based Board.

2002

Accredited under National Community Housing Standards. Increases in pensioner housing to reflect tenant demographics.

2001

Status as 'Growth Organisation' leads to increased portfolio of housing. New IT system to manage tenancy information.

1996

The Women's Housing Company has input into the design of its first property funded specifically for women returning to education.

1990

The Women's Medium Term Housing Program is established, informed by the Women's Housing Company experience. The program established 22 organisations across NSW providing housing and support to single women and women with children.

1985

Expansion of operations and additional funding from the Community Tenancy Scheme.

1983

The Women's Housing Company is established as a unique housing service with four run down shared houses and a small grant of $50,000 from the NSW Department of Community Services.

1982