Ecclesia Housing is a unique provider of housing and management services with a particular focus on the disadvantaged, and those with high support needs. It works in close partnership with the church welfare sector as well as private developers.
Recent government initiatives such as Stimulus Funding and the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) have contributed to a significant boost in the development of housing in this area.
Ecclesia Housing is now positioned to lead the way in taking advantage of opportunities, and to consolidate its reputation for excellence.
Ecclesia Housing is a not for profit company and our portfolio of properties is a mix of supported and general tenancies with support provided by church and welfare agencies. A major focus of our service delivery is in partnership with the Christian Churches of NSW.
In 2009, Ecclesia Housing was one of the first organisations to be scheduled for Registration by the Office of the Registrar of Community Housing.
Our percentage of supported tenancies remains high with 80% of our properties accommodating tenants nominated by our support partners.
All our housing staff are fully trained and we allocate all our general tenancies from a common waiting list.
Ecclesia Housing continues to build on its support partner networks and relationships to ensure that all our tenants receive appropriate levels of support and assistance.
Ecclesia Housing will increasingly explore new and innovative ways of working in the private sector to develop models for additional housing provision.
Ecclesia Housing will continue its key relationships with State and Federal governments in the provision of more effective social housing outcomes for clients.
There is an increasing awareness from the church sector in understanding the critical shortage of affordable housing. This has resulted in a new demand for education, assistance and support in the assessment of appropriate responses to needs.
Ecclesia Housing will continue to play a vital role in supporting the work of churches within our community that are working with the disadvantaged in the area of housing needs.
Working closely through the “peak agency” role played by Churches Community Housing, we will bring a level of practical experience and expertise that will assist churches as they plan and work with in this sector.