CHC is the largest not-for-profit community housing provider in the ACT. We have over twenty years’ experience in providing quality affordable housing.
Our mission is to provide affordable homes, principally for rent, to individuals and families.
What we do
CHC was established to help fill the affordability gap that exists between government-provided public housing (Housing ACT) and the private market, by providing affordable homes priced at less than 75% of market rent.
We deliver homes for the community in various locations across Canberra and are continuously growing our rental portfolio. To ensure transparency, eligibility requirements must be met by all of our tenants. CHC’s eligibility criteria is structured to provide housing opportunities for Canberrans on low to moderate income, who are most in need.
Safe and secure homes in strong communities
Everything we do directly or indirectly delivers value to our current or prospective future tenants
We are genuine and respectful in our dealings with our tenants, staff and all other stakeholders
We proactively partner with others to deliver greater value and manage risk
We bring fresh thinking to tackle industry challenges and to better meet our tenant needs
We strive to continuously improve all we do, and to accept that some of the greatest learnings and advances will result from initiatives that fail
CHC is governed by a skills-based Board of Directors. Membership of the board is contingent on maintaining a skill-set appropriate to the provision of affordable housing and community services.
CHC has a comprehensive system of corporate government practices, designed to provide appropriate levels of accountability and disclosure.
The organisation has a set of guiding standards, policies and systems including:
The work of CHC is measured against internal and external audit processes. In accordance with our constitution, the ACT Auditor-General is responsible for auditing financial statements.
CHC’s internal audit delivers a systematic and disciplined approach to risk management, control and governance processes. The internal audit work program is endorsed annually by the Audit Committee, with results, progress and performance regularly reviewed by the committee.
CHC operate a rigorous system of risk oversight, management and internal control. The organisation’s approach is to identify, assess and manage risks that affect (or have the potential to affect) our business.