November 14, 2017 @ 5:06pm
Streamlining Access To Housing
To streamline the process for someone seeking housing with Argyle, in February 2017 we consolidated the function of Access and Allocation into a dedicated team based out of Bowral.
Argyle’s Access and Allocations team are the first contact point for people who are looking for safe, secure and affordable housing. Our team’s role is to assist applicants to find housing to meet their needs and they have an important role in assisting Argyle to address our waiting lists by matching suitable tenants to vacant properties. The team assesses each housing applicant’s requirement, the urgency of their need and their eligibility for housing. Our team is also an important source of information and advice for housing applicants on the many housing assistance products that are available through Family and Community Services to help applicants rent in the private market.
Throughout the assessment process Argyle can now look at individual needs and challenges of applicants with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes for their current and future needs. That could be an Argyle Housing Tenancy or tenancy in the private rental market. The team can address any needs for professional intervention, such as counselling or social worker assistance through referrals to local non-government support services.
The teams work with each Argyle office and are able to support the offices with support for the homeless, those suffering mental illness, drug & alcohol abuse, escaping domestic violence or simply those in need due to financial hardship.