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The Moneycare team of Salvos will be at CHC for an amazing opportunity for tenants to learn about how to better manage their personal finances.

They will go through their services at length and let you know about what resources you might be able to access through them, including FREE personal financial counselling.

Moneycare have already made available their e-book which prepares you for using their financial counselling and you can access this by clicking below.

Salvos Moneycare eBook

This will be a fun and informative way to learn about managing your finances which has the added bonus of being catered with pizza!

When: Monday 24 May 2021

Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Where: CHC Boardroom, CHC office

Please register your interest by filling out the registration form below and emailing it to events@chcaustralia.com.au

Registration form- Your the boss-Moneycare

We are thrilled to announce that Gungaderra can open to ad-hoc and one-off hirers from Saturday 1st May 2021 under a new COVID-safe plan which is in line with further easing of COVID restrictions in the ACT.

We anticipate a lot of new bookings in the coming months as the weather cools and people are looking for a dry warm venue to host their events.

Make sure you don’t miss out by  booking in your event now by emailing events@chcaustralia.com.au

We thank all our Gungaderra visitors and interested parties for their patience in regard to reopening the homestead.

The Energy team will be at CHC and will go through some tips and tricks to save energy with tenants.
The Vinnies Energy Efficiency Program helps to educate people about their energy usage and effective ways they can reduce their energy bills.

When: Wednesday 28th April 2021
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: CHC Office

Along with the workshop, CHC will provide a pizza dinner for those in attendance. Please feel free to bring the family.
If you are interested in attending please fill out the registration form found below and return to events@chcaustralia.com.au by Friday 23rd April 2021.

Registration form- Vinnies Energy Efficiency program

We are offering tenants an opportunity to attend a free car maintenance workshop delivered by Autoco. This is a great opportunity for car owners to be empowered with basic mechanical knowledge, covering the following key components:

1. Learning about tyres, including checking and changing them.
2. Getting under the hood and checking water, oil, coolant etc.
3. Preparing your your vehicle for the worst case scenarios.

This will be a friendly learning environment, run by experienced mechanics and technicians.

When: Saturday 8th May
Time: 9.30am – 12 pm
Where: 133 Flemington Rd, Mitchell ACT 2911

Places are limited and pre-registration is a must!
Participants must be 16 years or older and refreshment will be provided as well as lucky door prizes!
Please complete your registration form found below and return to events@chcaustralia.com.au by Friday 30th April 2021.

registration form

CHC was honoured to receive a $100,000 grant from The Big Issues’ initiative called Homes for Homes.

The announcement and presentation of the cheque took place at CHC’s development in Page where construction is underway on a group home also partially funded by Homes for Homes.

You can watch more about the grant here: (1) Facebook

HomeGround Real Estate Canberra, a philanthropic agency offering property management services for rental homes, is calling on landlords to ease the squeeze for the sake of jobs and the territory’s economy. You can read the full article via the below link.

Competitive rentals keep tenants out of the market

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:

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 events@chcaustralia.com.au

To return your completed form, you may:
email it to: events@chcaustralia.com.au
                     

 

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 chc@chcaustralia.com.au 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 chc@chcaustralia.com.au.

Watch Michael Smith, an exemplary CHC tenant showing how social and affordable housing can help on ABC’s 7.30.

 

Could social housing help us out of the COVID recession?

The federal government is being urged to build more social housing. There is a desperate need for it, but it would also support the construction industry and could even help the economy out of the COVID recession.

Posted by 7.30 on Wednesday, July 15, 2020