WHO ARE WE?
Southern Cross Housing (SCH) is a Tier 1 Registered Community Housing Provider under the National Regulation System for Community Housing. We are the largest Community Housing Provider covering Southern East NSW with a service delivery area from Wollongong to Eden across to Cooma and Jindabyne.
We are a highly regulated Not-For-Profit Registered Charity owning and managing approximately 2,300 dwellings with a value of over $1 billion.
The majority of our dwellings provide social housing accommodation, however, we provide a whole range of affordable housing solutions including crisis, transitional, affordable rentals, and key worker accommodation.
OUR CORE BUSINESS
SCH’s core business deliverable is to provide safe, secure, and affordable accommodation predominantly either Social or Affordable. A majority of our tenants are housed from the current NSW social housing waitlist (as at 30/6/20) reports approximately 46,087 households in NSW are waiting for accommodation, with 5,308 priority applicants.
SCH also provides access and emergency assistance to Homeless Persons in the Shoalhaven LGA. This includes Temporary Accommodation, Rent Choice Youth and Start Safely as well as other Private Rental Assistance products
In order to increase the service delivery of its core business, SCH also has its own lawns & grounds teams offering subsidised lawn mowing and yard clean-ups. This means that we do all our lawns & grounds work in-house, but also assist tenants to maintain their properties to a well presented standard.
SCH also offers a property management service which is extremely beneficial to landlords. We offer a fixed management fee and guarantee no vacancy rental payment. We do not charge re-letting fees, monthly admin fees, or tribunal costs. If you are a property investor and want a hassle-free guaranteed return, please click here for more info.
OUR MISSION, VALUES & VISION
For Southern Cross Housing, it’s more than Affordable Housing, It’s about community living.
Provide & expand affordable housing and appropriate support for people in need.
A home for everyone as a foundation to a fulfilling life.
WHAT WE DO?
In recent years, we have continued to diversify our services, working to address the disadvantage experienced by many of our applicants, residents and community members. As a result we have created new business activities and formalised existing activities to deliver increased community benefits. Southern Cross Housing has four business units which supplement our Social and Affordable Housing services. They are:
Southern Cross Building and Construction is a Licenced Building division that is able to deliver new social and affordable dwellings utilising a social enterprise approach while providing employment and training opportunities for people in our local communities.
Southern Cross Realty Services is our leasehold management division which provides landlords the opportunity to choose us as their managing agent. Not only does this allow the landlord to contribute to our collective social responsibility, but we offer a guaranteed rental payment with no vacant gaps, no monthly fees, no re-letting fees, and no tribunal costs.
Southern Cross Communities Assist brings together a number of established Community Development and Tenant Participation initiatives, with new projects supporting residents achieve their goals whilst building organisational capacity in data collection, analysis, and service impact evaluation.