Project Description

Fast Facts

Community Housing

A mixed portfolio of accommodation services including:

  • Social Housing for seniors

  • Affordable Housing for seniors
  • Crisis Accommodation for women & children
Accommodation dwellings
Housing locations across NSW
Dwellings – our 2020 goal
growth over the past 5 years

Highlights From The Year

Social And Affordable Housing Fund

In May 2016, the NSW Government announced BaptistCare as one of nine parties shortlisted to develop proposals to tap into the $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
As part of the NSW Government’s biggest social housing reforms in 40 years, BaptistCare was successful in an Expression Of Interest, and therefore moved to lodge a Request For Proposal, to provide 500 dwellings for older people at risk of homelessness and for women and children escaping domestic violence. We believe that housing is not just about placing a roof over someone’s head, but it is about the provision of security, community, and most importantly, a sense of belonging. The preferred proponents will be announced in late 2016.

Garimaleh Place, Lismore

Construction of BaptistCare’s newest community housing development, Garimaleh Place in Lismore, was completed in May 2016 with residents moving in June 2016.

The former BaptistCare Maranoa Centre aged care site has been redeveloped to provide vital low-cost housing for seniors in the Northern Rivers region.

The community housing development comprises 20 single level units, featuring quality designed housing that maximises environmental sustainability, while allowing for flexibility and adaptability to meet a tenant’s changing needs.

National Regulatory System For Community Housing

In January 2016, BaptistCare achieved full compliance as a Tier 2 Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System.

The Registrar of Community Housing determined that BaptistCare is complying with the national law in all of the seven key performance outcomes required under the National Regulatory Code – tenant and housing services, housing assets, community engagement, governance, probity, management and financial viability.

Related Stories

Leanne’s story

Leanne left the abuse, and that night she was homeless.

Rebuilding Lives in Goulburn

Our residents in Goulburn are a great testimony to the courage of the human spirit to start over.