After 32 years of providing social and affordable housing in the Northern Rivers, North Coast Community Housing has a new home of its own.
Several Members of Parliament were on hand for the occasion and the Honourable Brad Hazzard, Minister for Family & Community Services and Minister for Social Housing, spoke to the future of community housing and its importance to vulnerable people.
Hazzard praised North Coast Community Housing’s work in supporting tenants’ needs far beyond providing a roof over their heads. Programs for seniors and facilities for people with a disability are among these specialised services.
The official opening was celebrated at the new office on Molesworth Street in Lismore on Tuesday. The newly refurbished building provides space for more than 25 staff with additional offices operating in Tweed Heads and Grafton.
North Coast Community Housing chairman John Stone welcomes the move. ‘We now have room to expand our services as the need for housing grows in the region,’ he said.
North Coast Community Housing manages over 900 properties providing long-term accommodation to people on low to medium incomes. CEO John McKenna is enthusiastic about future projects, including a mixed tenure development of nine two-bedroom townhouses in Goonellabah.
North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) is a not-for-profit company managing social and affordable housing development for people in housing need on very low to moderate incomes in the far north coast of New South Wales.