February 13, 2017 @ 10:04pm
Argyle has embraced the new housing application systems – making applying for housing assistance easier, simpler and fairer.
For people who are at risk of, or are homeless, this was an opportunity for Argyle to assist people in local areas.
“I was lost! I didn’t know where to turn, had so many things going on in my life and I came in to see Bernie and she helped me to understand what options I had and then she gave me everything I needed to know and hung in there with me until I was housed.” – Margaret, tenant
Housing NSW supports Argyle to make local decisions about the allocation of housing to applicants.
- We’ve had 4,000 interactions with those seeking help to secure appropriate housing
- We’ve made 250 connections to early intervention NSW housing products, assisting those accessing private rentals to bypass the housing wait list
- Of the 700+ applications we handed out for NSW Housing, 432 applicants were successful
and 7.5% were escalated to priority status
- We take the time to get the allocation right at the start of the tenancy, which reduces stress for tenants and demand on resources, so we have been able to maintain a low transfer rate of 2%