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Community Housing Impact Award recognises Link Housing for excellence in bridging the affordable housing gap in northern Sydney

05 Dec 2016

Link Housing is set to be awarded Community Sector Banking’s 2016 Community Housing Impact Award for Tenancy Management, in recognition of its innovative community building strategies that enrich life for tenants and families in community housing in northern Sydney.news

Australia's rental affordability crisis pushing people into homelessness

18 Nov 2016

Sydney continues to be Australia’s least affordable city for rental accommodation but, of all cities, Melbourne has seen the greatest decline in affordability since 2013, according to the latest Rental Affordability Index (RAI), released today.

“The latest ..


State and federal Treasurers unanimous on housing affordability options

04 Nov 2016

Late Friday afternoon, State and Federal Treasurers unanimously supported the recommendations of the Affordable Housing Working to work with CHP’s and financial intermediaries to address rental affordability for 1.3 million low income rental households, which is welcom..


From food scraps to nutritious meals

18 Oct 2016

Up to 100 homeless people from Melbourne’s CBD will learn to cook nutritious food to address health and malnutrition issues thanks to a $50,000 grant from Community Sector Banking.

Youth Projects in Melbourne received the grant to fund the Dining Room Project,..


Eagle's Corner farm to help homeless rebuild lives

26 Sep 2016

Up to 40 people from both metro and rural areas will be given a chance to address the root causes of their homelessness thanks to a $20,000 grant from Community Sector Banking.

Eagle’s Corner, an initiative of Meals @ the Bridge in Melbourne, received the gran..


$200,000 in grants awarded to reduce homelessness

08 Aug 2016

Community Sector Banking will award grants worth $200,000 to several organisations around Australia committed to reducing homelessness to time with Homelessness Week, as part of the their Social Investment Grants Program, which has now contributed a total in $..


Australians falling into poverty as rents chew up incomes

16 Jun 2016

The second release of Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability Index (RAI) reveals the lowest-income households in Australia are paying up to 85 per cent of their income on rent, while rental unaffordability is extending to professionals.

The data has reinf..


scholarship recipients ready to give back

04 Mar 2016

Haven; Home, Safe tenants have been given the chance to realise their full potential after being awarded with life-changing scholarships to study a tertiary or vocational qualification.

The scholarships are a joint initiative of Community Sector Banking and Haven; H..


act. wins Money magazine's 2016 Best of the Best award for Best Innovative Banking Products

03 Dec 2015

Money magazine’s 2016 Best of the Best award for Best Innovative Banking Product has been awarded to new banking service act. at an awards ceremony in Sydney yesterday.

“We congratulate act. for winning this prestigious Best of the Best award. These awar..


Australia's first Rental Affordability Index launches

23 Nov 2015
Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability Index reveals the depth and extremity of housing stress faced by renters in the current market. Both low income and moderate income households suffer poverty due to high rental costs.   Housing stress occurs when househol..