Public housing transfers

Overall approach

The Housing Choices Australia group have live experience of large-scale stock transfers in Australia through its involvement in Tasmania’s Better Housing Futures program, where it successfully took over the management of 1,174 public housing properties on behalf of the Tasmanian Government.

The Housing Choices Australia group approached this transfer in partnership with Housing Tasmania by reviewing the needs of the North West community and establishing itself to increase residents’ access to services and social inclusion over the long term.

Housing Choices Australia take a collaborative approach to build strong relationships with key community stakeholders including community houses, child and family centres, councils and the police. This, combined with improved maintenance, localised offices and staff, and established systems and processes, has meant that a significant number of residents have successfully chosen to transfer their lease to the Housing Choices Australia group within the first year of the transfer.