Our timeline from 1982 to present


  • The Hon. Ros Kelly was appointed at the WHC Patron

  • Achieved Australian Service Excellence Standards Accreditation for homelessness support services

  • Celebrated the official opening of new housing in the Canterbury Bankstown LGA for women and children.

  • Established two new sub-committees – PRACC and PAM

  • South West Sydney Refuge Redevelopment – Site identified and planning processes commenced


  • 40 Years of Service

  • Almost 1,100 properties under management

  • Two specialist homelessness services

  • Recognition as specialist women’s organisation across housing and homelessness

  • Achieved Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) accreditation for the specialist homelessness services


  • Granted $1.1 million by the NSW Government to upgrade social housing properties to support women in need across Greater Sydney

  • From 1 July 2021, the WHC has a new contract with Asset Group Services to deliver all repairs and maintenance for our properties


  • Pendle Hill Older Women’s Housing Project delivered 22 brand new social housing units for women aged 55 and over

  • Purchased two blocks in Campsie, providing 16 units of social and affordable housing to older women, women with children and key workers

  • Expanded partnership with Woollahra Council to provide housing for women and children escaping domestic violence

  • New packages through Together Home Program for homeless women

  • Multiple gifts and funding received during COVID-19 to support tenants with food hampers, sanitizer, mobile phones and data packs


  • Awarded Tier 1 CHP status by Registrar for Community Housing.

  • Over 1,000 properties under management.

  • Successful transition of new Northern Beaches social housing portfolio to the WHC and Bridge Housing.

  • Woolloomooloo Women's Housing Project wins two UDIA NSW awards.


  • New portfolio for women with children who have experienced domestic violence.

  • Successful in tender for Northern Beaches Social Housing Management Transfer Program.

  • 850 properties under management.

  • Lead for two specialist Homelessness Services, incorporating new service for CALD women.

  • Expansion to Hunter and Coffs Harbour.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


Major Strategic Plan is developed with a focus on growth.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.

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The Women’s Housing Company acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate, and pays respect to Elders both past and present.
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