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Affordable Housing

In 2008, SCC became the first organisation to register as a Growth Provider with the Department of Housing WA. This status recognises SCC's commitment to providing low cost housing options for seniors in Western Australia.  As part of this process Southern Cross Housing Ltd (SCH) was formed.

Southern Cross Housing Ltd is a not-for-profit Community Housing provider.  Our housing portfolio offers supportive housing for seniors, people with disabilities and individuals with a persistent mental health disorder.

Our goal is to help tenants find a stable home and live a better quality of life.   We believe that delivering quality, safe and affordable housing and ongoing stable rental agreements is essential to our tenants knowing that they are valued members of the community and part of the Southern Cross family.

We proudly support 520 tenants who have met the Department of Communities Housing eligibility criteria for affordable living.  As a designated Growth Provider, the Southern Cross Housing Team manages 360 dwellings which consists of 254 owned assets, and a further 106 managed properties which belong to the Department of Communities, 42 of these are managed on behalf of the City of Belmont.

Our Southern Cross Housing Team have a good relationship with their tenants and support them to manage their tenancies responsibly, helping them to enjoy long-term, stable housing solutions.

Income Criteria

If your gross weekly income is within the below limits, you can apply to join the Department of Communities Housing joint waiting list and ask to be registered for housing by Southern Cross Housing.

  • $45,956 Singles
  • $63,535 Couples

**Figures are reviewed annually.

Cash and Other Asset limits

$332,000 for SINGLE HOUSEHOLDS

$412,500 for COUPLE HOUSEHOLDS

If you would like to know more about the income criteria and asset limits, apply to the Department of Communities Housing to join the Department of Communities Housing joint waiting list and ask to be registered for housing by Southern Cross Housing.

For more information please call us on 1300 669 189 (Option 3) and ask to speak to a Property Manager.

“We just couldn’t believe it when we got the phone call from Southern Cross Housing offering us a unit. We had been on the wait list for years living in a caravan park, basically we were homeless. Honestly we still pinch ourselves because it’s like a dream come true.”

Jim and Barbara Woolfrey