The Ken Horsham Scholarship is an initiative to assist CHC and HomeGround affordable tenants to achieve their study goals. The late Ken Horsham was a founding director of CHC and served in various roles from 1998 onwards, including Chair of the Board of Directors. Ken had a strong interest in progressing his community and a passion for social justice and it is in this spirit we are pleased to honour him with this scholarship. How much is the scholarship? The scholarship fund is $5000 and each student can apply for a value up to but not exceeding $1000 to further their education. Successful recipients may only receive one scholarship per year. Who can apply for the scholarship? You are eligible to apply if you: are a current CHC/Affordable HomeGround tenant have been CHC/Affordable HomeGround tenant for at least three (3) months prior to submitting your application are over 16 years of age at the time of submitting your application, and can provide proof that you are currently enrolled in study in a part or full-time study How long do I have to apply for the scholarship? Applications open Tuesday January 5th 2021 and close at 5 pm on Friday 22nd January 2021. We cannot accept late applications. How can I apply for the scholarship? Please fill out the application form which is located here: CHC KenHorshamScholarshipApplicationForm 202021 Where can I learn a bit more? You can download and read the Ken Horsham Scholarship Applicant Factsheet 202021 which has more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org To return your completed form, you may: email it to: email@example.com
Please be advised that CHC’s office will be closed over the festive season from 12pm Thursday 24th December 2020 and will reopen 9am Monday 4th January 2021. During this time if you are tenant and have an emergency maintenance repair, please contact 1300 537 773. If you require emergency housing please call OneLink 1800 176 468 For all other inquiries please contact 6248 7716 when the office reopens. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Attention all tenants.. The ACT Government has now extended the $250 cash stimulus payment to include eligible tenants of CHC. All payments must be completed by the 30th September, 2020. This payment can be paid to you either by direct deposit or cheque. Please note this cash payment cannot be applied to your rent account. You can apply for this cash payment by completing the application form here and submitting via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to PO Box 6239, O'Connor ACT 2602. Your application will be assessed based on the ACT Government's Eligibility Criteria and you will be notified whether you are eligible to receive a payment or not in due course. For more information on the stimulus payment and eligibility criteria please read the FAQ's provided by the ACT government here. Please note, this is a single payment per tenancy and can only be paid to the person named on the lease/occupancy agreement. If your agreement contains more than one person, you will need to nominate a person to receive the payment. It will be the responsibility of the nominated person who receives the payment to decide how the funds are shared within the household. The application form must be signed by all persons on the agreement, applications will not be processed without all persons on the agreement signing. Completed application forms need to be received by COB Wednesday 30th September 2020 to be eligible for payment. CHC hopes these funds can assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic and should you have any questions regarding this payment or your tenancy in general please don’t hesitate to contact your tenancy office on 02 6248 7716 or at email@example.com.
Watch Michael Smith, an exemplary CHC tenant showing how social and affordable housing can help on ABC's 7.30. https://www.facebook.com/ABC730/videos/861879707635603/UzpfSTEwMjIyMTA1MzY2MTAwMjo2NzQzNTIwODMxMTQ1NjA/
There is a shortfall in social and community housing within the ACT and nationally that requires urgent action! CHC supports the Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program (SHARP) proposal that would see an additional 600 social housing dwellings in the ACT. Read more in the below article https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6858971/shortfall-of-3000-social-housing-properties-in-canberra/?cs=14225
In 2019 CHC proudlly launched HomeGround Real Estate Canberra and to celebrate one year of HomeGround providing Canberrans with affordable rental properties the Canberra Weekly popped by and interviewed Maria and Stuart from the team. You can read the full article here
CHC and Goodwin have partnered to develop an Innovative retirement living development in Canberra’s inner north which will include affordable retirement living options. You can read the full media release via the below link. Media Release_2020-04_Goodwin Innovative Development in Downer
Our CEO, Andrew Hannan making headlines along with other social/community housing advocates calling on the government to invest in more social housing as we face a major shortfall in social housing in the ACT and nationally. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6846132/advocates-call-for-social-housing-investment-in-canberra/