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Northern Beaches Social Housing Transfer Program

In Category - NewsDate - 24/07/2018

Meet and Greet Sessions – August to November 2018

The Women’s Housing Company, in partnership with Bridge Housing, is looking forward to taking on the management of all Northern Beaches public housing tenancies from August 2019.  To provide these tenants with plenty of opportunities to learn about the changes, the timeline and the process, we are holding a number of information sessions. 

From August to November 2018, we are holding ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions to provide information about our organisations and answer questions from public housing tenants.  The sessions will be identical but in different locations around the Northern Beaches.

Sessions will be held on:

Thursday 9 August 2018: Manly Vale

Thursday 30 August 2018: Narraweena

Thursday 13 September 2018: Manly

Thursday 11 October 2018: Forestville

Thursday 8 November 2018: Dee Why

Please refer to this Meet and Greet flyer for venue and time details and this information sheet to answer some of your questions.                                                                                        

The Women’s Housing Company and Bridge Housing will keep new and existing tenants informed as further information about the transition process becomes available.  Watch this page for updates. You can also contact us by emailing northernbeaches@bridgehousing.org.au or phoning Anna Barker, Tenant Participation Officer, Bridge Housing, on 8324 0851.

Announcement – October 2017
The Women’s Housing Company, in partnership with Bridge Housing, has been awarded the competitive tender to manage the Northern Beaches public housing portfolio on behalf of the NSW Government for the next 20 years, under the Social Housing Management Transfer Program, a key initiative under the NSW Government’s Future Directions policy.  Nine separate portfolios, representing 14,000 public housing properties across New South Wales will be transferred to the management of community housing providers during 2018 and 2019.

The Northern Beaches portfolio comprises 1,201 homes and stretches from Mosman to Warriewood.  The property portfolio comprises houses, townhouses and units, with over 70% of the properties being one-bedroom units or studios.  75% of the Northern Beaches households are single person and about 50% of tenants are women.

The transition of these properties to the Women’s Housing Company and Bridge Housing management from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services will be completed by August 2019.  Together, we will assume all housing customer service functions – allocations, tenancy and maintenance – previously delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services in the Northern Beaches area.

The Women’s Housing Company will manage 12.5% of the portfolio, or some 150 homes, and Bridge Housing will manage 87.5% of the portfolio, or around 1,050 homes.  We will work closely to identify which properties are most suitably managed by each organisation.

The Women’s Housing Company and Bridge Housing will keep new and existing tenants informed as information about the transition process becomes available.
We will be starting to get to know the Northern Beaches community in 2018.  Watch this page for updates on tenant meetings.