Southern Cross Housing
We believe our tenants benefit from being part of their local community and ultimately enjoy a better quality of life.
Southern Cross Housing
Southern Cross Housing are committed to helping tenants find stable, secure and affordable accommodation.
Providing support, care and accommodation for a full life.
Southern Cross Housing Ltd. (SCH) is a not-for-profit community housing provider that delivers affordable housing to those in need. 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 are essential to our tenants knowing that they are valued members of the community and part of the Southern Cross Housing family.
In 1966, Southern Cross Homes was created by the Knights of the Southern Cross.
Today, Southern Cross Care (WA) and Southern Cross Housing continue to demonstrate a long history of care, supporting individuals to access stable housing and care services. This legacy is demonstrated through the actions of our staff on a daily basis.
Their passion, experience and innovative approach provide a solid foundation for us to continue to help tenants achieve their personal goals.
Designated ‘Growth Provider’ of the Department of Communities
In 2008, Southern Cross Care became the first organisation to register as a ‘Growth Provider’ with the Department of Communities (formerly Department of Housing WA).
This status recognised Southern Cross Care's commitment to being a provider of low-cost housing rental options for seniors in Western Australia. As part of this process, Southern Cross Housing Ltd. was formed.
Board and Executives
We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who have a skills matrix that provides us with an essential range of business expertise. Our Executive provides effective senior leadership to the business across operations, finance and development.
The State Government's goal is to provide at least 30,000 affordable housing opportunities by 2020.
6 Growth Providers
in WA designated by the Department of Communities.
of renters aged over 65 years qualify for social housing.
There remains over 18,600 people on the public housing wait list.
of public housing tenants in WA are aged 55+.
social housing homes in WA.
of public housing tenants receive an aged, disability or medical support pension (equality split).
1 in 6
Western Australians have lived in public housing at some point.
1 out of every 25
houses in WA is public housing.