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Our History

  • 1997

    The Wingecarribee Community Tenancy Scheme and Macarthur Community Tenancy Scheme amalgamate to form Argyle Housing Association with a total of 120 dwellings.

  • 1998

    Argyle Housing takes over the management of 30 additional properties in Goulburn.

  • 2000

    Argyle Housing is awarded Class 2 registration as a community housing provider and opens an office in Bradbury.

  • 2001

    Argyle Housing is awarded its first 3-year accreditation. In collaboration with the Department of Housing, Argyle Housing introduces the successful Claymore Intensive Management Program. This program transformed Proctor Way into a secure, clean neighbourhood with a growing sense of community pride. The program is extended to the Airds/Bradbury Area in an attempt to reduce vandalism and property damage.

  • 2002

    Argyle Housing wins the award for excellence in partnerships at NSW awards for Excellence in Community Housing. The number of properties under management is 524.

  • 2004

    644 properties now under management. Argyle is successful in achieving both 3-year accreditation and ongoing registration.

  • 2006

    Argyle Housing is a founding member of Powerhousing Australia – a peer network and business alliance of Australian non-profit housing organisations.

  • 2007

    Amalgamated with Queanbeyan Tenancy Management Scheme. Properties under management increase to 894. The Stock Transfer of 363 HNSW properties to Argyle in the Wingecarribee local government area commences.

  • 2008

    Argyle Housing changes its business status from Incorporated to Company Limited by Guarantee. Argyle Housing, along with four other community housing providers, form BlueCHP Ltd. BlueCHP tenders for government funds to purchase or construct new housing in the geographic areas of the five community housing providers. Property numbers increase to 1,152. Argyle Housing builds its first affordable home.

  • 2009

    New tenants and staff in Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Leeton. Property portfolio increases to 1,407 with Argyle Housing taking on the management of an additional 212 properties. The Stock Transfer of 132 properties in the Wollondilly area is completed.

  • 2010

    Receives title to 100 properties under Asset Ownership tender and a further 150 properties under Nation Building Economic and Stimulus tender. Housing Pathways introduced to streamline and centralise applications for social housing in NSW. The Stock Transfer of 287 HNSW properties to Argyle in Young, Yass, and Crookwell commences.

  • 2011

    Argyle Housing expands into ACT with the management of 53 units in Conder. The number of properties under management now exceeds 2,000.

  • 2012
    • Argyle Housing is awarded the tender by the Housing and Community Service ACT for the tenancy management of Ainslie Village in Campbell, ACT.
    • Argyle Housing achieves Class 1 registration in NSW enabling it to pursue development activities and partnerships.
    • Argyle Housing’s partners with My Gateway and TAFE NSW to construct three affordable housing dwellings in Griffith, NSW – an initiative to assist unemployed indigenous youth in the community.
    • Argyle Housing refreshes its branding to a contemporary style but retained the logo which is familiar to many.
    • The number of properties under management on 30th June 2012 exceeds 2,100.

    As a sign of confidence in the capabilities of Argyle Housing and the Community Housing Sector in general, the NSW Government transferred the ownership of 159 dwellings from the NSW State Government to Argyle Housing in 2012, as well as a further 69 dwellings to be vested in the near future.

  • 2013

    In partnership with the Young Shire Council, Young High School, North Young Primary School and a range of other partners Argyle Housing delivered a major park upgrade for the benefit of Argyle Housing’s tenants and the community generally. With a focus on community engagement and inclusion, the project has succeeded in not only achieving major functional and aesthetic improvements to the park but also the involvement of local community members and High School children in the park works. The number of tenancies under management is just under 2,300.

  • 2014

    Argyle Housing is invited to participate in the pilot scheme for the new National Regulatory System
    for Community Housing Providers and is successful in gaining Tier 1 Registration under the new scheme.

  • 2015
    • Argyle Housing launches a vibrant new logo and brand, website, and social media network
    • Launch of Argyle Housing’s first Reconciliation Action Plan
    • Argyle Housing is successful in its bid to manage 40 new units at Common Ground Canberra and 14 units at Eventide in Yanco
    • Completion of the construction of 16 x one and two-bedroom affordable housing units in the Southern Highlands
    • Argyle Housing employees take home industry awards including Emerging Leader award (NSW) from the Federation of Housing, and Inspirational Team Member of the Year from the Australasian Housing Institute Commencement of the Argyle Housing Tertiary Scholarship program for tenants
    • The first fully integrated IT system for Argyle Housing, Kypera, is introduced
    • New outreach offices in Tahmoor, Goulburn and Yass are opened taking the number of Argyle Housing offices to 12
    • The Tenancy Action Worker role is introduced at Argyle Housing with five specialist workers appointed to support tenants to sustain tenancies and achieve positive social and personal outcomes in their lives
    • The Six Worthy Weeks program for 14-19 year olds is introduced for a 12-month period to incentivise young people to volunteer in their communities
    • 2,300 properties are now under management spread across 19 LGA’s in NSW and the ACT
    • In late 2015, Chris Benton, long term Director and Chair of the Argyle Housing Board is appointed as the first Patron of Argyle Housing
  • 2016
    • Argyle Housing introduces tenant consultations for state-wide policy and legislative change
    • The Argyle Housing Tertiary Scholarship continues to grow with 15 tenants assisted and $19,500 awarded towards educational expenses
    • Tahmoor and Goulburn outreach offices open co-locating with Wollondilly
    • Links in Tahmoor and Grand Pacific Health in Goulburn
    • Seven Ainslie Village residents take part in Argyle Housing’s applied learning program onsite in Campbell ACT
    • Susan Bailey and Donna Anthes join the Argyle Housing Board and Argyle Housing now has 76 employees
    • Argyle Housing takes on its first group of administration trainees as a pilot program in Bowral and Campbelltown
    • Argyle Housing and SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation partnership is established to assist SEARMS to gain NRSCH Tier 1 or 2 Registration
    • Argyle Housing purchased 11 properties in 2016 in Campbelltown, Goulburn, Wagga Wagga and Queanbeyan at a cost of $4.1m. Nine of these properties are affordable housing properties 2,437 properties owned or under management by Argyle Housing as of 30 June 2016
  • 2017
    • 2,463 properties are now under management by Argyle Housing with 5,288 household members
    • Argyle Housing’s affordable housing portfolio has grown to 80 properties
    • Argyle Housing achieves an 86% overall satisfaction rating from its tenants in the biennial Tenant Satisfaction Survey
    • A dedicated Access and Allocations team is established to streamline the housing application process
    • Premiere’s Youth Initiative 3-year partnership with Anglicare NSW commences to support youth exiting Out of Home Care
    • The Argyle Tertiary Scholarship program continues to grow with $17,490 in scholarship funding granted to tenant in the 2016/17 FY
  • 2018
    • Argyle Housing launches its first Digital Annual Report
    • The new Strategic Plan 2018/21 is launched
      with additional funding provided by private and community sponsors, the Argyle Tertiary Scholarship Program has now provided a total of $57,505 in grants to tenants for educational expenses to 30 June
    • Argyle Housing partners with Directions Health Services in the ACT to provide an outreach health clinic at Ainslie Village
    • An Argyle Housing employee survey unanimously endorses Argyle Housing’s stance against domestic and family violence and registration as a White Ribbon Organisation
    • The Chris Benton Outstanding Employee Award in honour of past Chair and Argyle Housing’s first patron is introduced at the 2018 Annual General Meeting
    • Raija Purse, Argyle Housing’s Tenancy Officer at Common Ground in the ACT is awarded the REI Canberra’s Community Housing Sector Property Manager of the Year Award
    • The Campbelltown office relocates to Browne Street in Campbelltown
    • Older Women in Housing Project – Argyle Housing purchases 8 x 2 bedroom units in Queanbeyan, Wagga and Griffith funded jointly by Argyle Housing and the state government’s Community Housing
      Innovation and Leverage Fund
    • Argyle Housing and Challenge Southern Highlands partner to provide tenancy management services for residents in specialised supported disability housing
    • The purchase of 5×3 bedroom homes in Wagga Wagga completes Argyle Housing’s asset vesting target with the NSW Government. This is the first time Argyle Housing has entered into a debt facility
      2,335 properties under management as at 30 June 2018
  • 2019
    • Trevor Fair, long serving and now retired Board director is appointed Argyle Housing’s second Patron
    • Argyle Housing achieves 82% overall satisfaction rating from tenants in its biennial Tenancy Satisfaction Survey
    • The 2018/2019FY is the most successful year so far for the Argyle Housing Tertiary Scholarship with 31 scholarships awarded
    • The Orange Sky Laundry and Mobile dental clinic come onsite to Ainslie Village
    • Argyle Housing is successful in obtaining registration as a Provider with the NDIS
    • Quality and Safeguard Commission
      7 new properties purchased and there are now 379 properties owned by Argyle Housing 2,347 properties owned or under management as at 30 June 2019
  • 2020
    • In May 2019, Argyle Housing received $1.5m in stimulus funding from the NSW Government for upgrades to over 175 managed properties
    • Argyle Housing is successful in borrowing $12m in funding from NHFIC to acquire more housing
    • Griffith City Council and Argyle Housing partner to deliver 20 new affordable dwellings at Griffin Green, incorporating Dave Taylor Park
    • Argyle Housing commences the development of four new dwellings in Wakaden Street in Griffith
    • In Wagga Wagga, Argyle Housing commissions the construction of 4 new 2 bedroom villa units
    • 2 x 2 bedroom garden Units are completed in Tahmoor and Moss Vale
    • 35 Argyle Tertiary Scholarships are awarded to tenants with the total scholarship funding awarded since 2015 reaching $141,813
    • The Winter Lodge, providing temporary accommodation for homeless men during winter opens at Ainslie Village in the ACT with 144 accommodated during the winter months
    • Argyle Housing secures NSW Government funding through the Together Home Program to house rough sleepers in Western Sydney and the Murrumbidgee regions
    • Argyle Housing exits the Humanitarian Settlement Program after three successful years of partnership with the Australian Red Cross
    • In partnership with BlueCHP and the NSWALC Housing, Argyle Housing submits an EOI to Government outlining its vision for the renewal of the Tolland Gardens Housing Estate
    • A total of 91 affordable dwellings are now managed or owned by Argyle Housing in NSW and the ACT
  • 2021
    • The Premier’s Youth Initiative Program is extended for a further 3 years to 2024
    • $3.364m stimulus funding was received from the NSW Government for external improvements to 300 properties managed by Argyle Housing
    • The Griffin Green Project commences in Griffith NSW
    • Winter Lodge is funded for another 2 winters at Ainslie Village and is now called Ainslie Lodge
    • Directions Health bring COVID 19 vaccinations onsite at Ainslie Village
    • Argyle Housing secures funding from NSW Government under the Together Home Program to house 22 people sleeping rough in Murrumbidgee and South West Sydney for up to 2 years with intensive case management in partnership with Uniting and Marathon Health
    • Claymore Housing Estate accelerated Stage 11 redevelopment by the NSW Government commences which will involve the rehousing of 43 Argyle Housing households over a 9-month period
    • 2,339 properties owned or under management as of 30 June 2021
  • 2022

    Argyle Housing appoints Carolyn Doherty as CEO on the 4 April 2022.

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