First Queensland community housing organisations registered nationally

29 July 14

Earlier this month, three community housing organisations became the first in Queensland to be registered under the new National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH).
Whitsunday Housing Company Limited, Anglicare Central Queensland Limited and Horizon Housing Company are now registered under the national system which allows them to operate in all states and territories across Australia without the need to obtain a licence in another state or territory.
The introduction of the National Regulatory System (NRS) gives investors, partners and the general public confidence that the organisations delivering community housing in Queensland are well governed, robust and financially viable.
The national system also separates funding decisions from regulatory decisions and provides a broader range of choices for responding to housing needs.
This important reform supports the Queensland Government's vision for a flexible, efficient and responsive housing system for our most vulnerable Queenslanders and lays the groundwork for an integrated Queensland housing system by 2020, where at least 90% of the management of all social housing dwellings will be transferred to the non-government sector.
All community housing organisations currently providing social housing services in Queensland must be registered under the NRS by 30 June 2015 in order to continue to receive funding and provide social housing services.