At Homes North Community Housing (Homes North) we pride ourselves on providing safe homes, positive lives and strong communities. Our vision at Homes North is for the wellbeing of our community.  We develop and manage affordable, secure and sensitively managed homes and work in partnership to create vibrant, inclusive communities. Our business is about connecting people and places, creating new opportunities and we take a place-based approach to advocate for, coordinate and partner with the services that people in our community need.

Social and Affordable Housing

At Homes North Community Housing (Homes North) we pride ourselves on providing safe homes, positive lives and strong communities. Our vision at Homes North is for the wellbeing of our community.  We develop and manage affordable, secure and sensitively managed homes and work in partnership to create vibrant, inclusive communities. Our business is about connecting people and places, creating new opportunities and we take a place-based approach to advocate for, coordinate and partner with the services that people in our community need.

Tenancy Facilitation

Our staff remain in close and supportive contact with clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping them with services and support to find a suitable housing solution in the private market.  Homes North also offers advocacy with landlords and support agencies, particularly when these relationships have previously broken-down to help sustain tenancies.

Homelessnes Support

Temporary Accommodation offers homeless clients paid short term accommodation in hotels, motels and caravan parks.  During their stay, Homes North works with the client to find more permanent housing with wrap-around support services as needed.

Together Home Program

The Together Home Program is a NSW Communities and Justice program that works with Community Housing Providers like Homes North across all of NSW to locate and support people who have been rough sleeping. The program is a housing first model that prioritises finding housing and then targets wrap around support to sustain the client’s tenancy, as well as improve their overall wellbeing.

Private Rental Assistance

Private Rental Assistance is provided by Homes North on behalf of the NSW Government to support people sustain or gain tenancies in the private rental market.

Rent Choice – Start Safely

Rent Choice – Start Safely provides subsidies for clients escaping domestic and family violence, and brokerage for re-establishment assistance with support services

Rent Choice Youth

Rent Choice Youth provides subsidies for private rental with wrap around support for young people who are engaged with or willing to undertake study or work, with provision for brokerage support if needed.

Bond Extra

Bond Extra is a guarantee of additional bond to the landlord to provide confidence when agreeing to offer a private rental property to a Homes North client.

Rent Assist

Rent Assist provides assistance with up to four weeks rent when a client has fallen into arrears in a private rental.

HYPAR

Homes North also provides support to young people through our own youth program, HYPAR (Helping Youth Progress, Achieve and Retain). This program is for exceptionally vulnerable youth with complexity who are not yet ready for Rent Choice Youth and who are supported by Homes North’s case management team and specialist external service providers.

Affordable Housing

Homes North provides Affordable Housing to low to moderate income earners who are working, but find it difficult to afford housing in the private rental market. The aim of affordable housing is to relieve rental stress and support households that have the potential for income growth and to transition to private rental or home ownership.

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