Southern Cross Housing is finding stable housing solutions 

With more than 9,000 people experiencing homelessness every night in Western Australia, and another 7,000 people living in insecure housing, organisations like Shelter WA member Southern Cross Housing Ltd are significant in helping people find a stable home and live a better-quality life.

Many of Southern Cross Housing clients have chronic health and care needs and find it challenging to obtain and commit to a conventional rental tenancy for an extended period.

Southern Cross Housing supports their clients to manage their tenancy responsibly, helping them to enjoy long-term, stable housing solutions.

Mr Ken Pantany, Head of Retirement Villages and Community Housing believes it is crucial that they help tenants to access the specific support and care services they need.

“We believe that delivering quality, safe and affordable housing and ongoing stable rental agreements are essential to our tenants knowing they are valued members of the community and part of the Southern Cross family,” Mr Pantany said.

“As well as the usual property management and maintenance, our team work hard to match tenants with properties and keep an eye on tenants. If we notice they are not coping, we talk about what assistance they might need and what we can do to enable them to stay in their homes.”

Southern Cross Housing offers supportive housing for seniors, people with disabilities and individuals with a persistent mental health disorder, through government funded care via Home Care Packages and Home and Community Care (HACC) as well as private services through Southern Plus, which is part of the Southern Cross Care family.

Southern Cross Housing work in partnership with the Department of Communities to provide a home for those Western Australians who are on fixed, low, and middle incomes and have been registered on the Department’s joint waitlist.  

This year, in partnership with the Department of Communities, Southern Cross Housing announced a new affordable housing development for over 55s at Ridgewood, in Perth’s northern suburbs.

“This exciting development will not only offer affordable homes for rent but will also offer a range of affordable house and land packages to buy, which will provide a unique opportunity for people who may have not had the opportunity to own their own home before,” Mr Pantany said.

For more information contact Ms Sally Wright, Senior Property Manager and her team of dedicated property managers on 1300 669 189.

Southern Cross Housing Ltd joined Shelter WA for the excellent range of resources and options covered, housing research, news, events and discussion forums.  

“An excellent resource for the Community Housing sector,” Ms Pantany added.

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