Northern Geelong Rental Housing Co-Operative Ltd is a Community Housing Co-operative and a registered housing provider (RHP) established in August 1983.
We provide low cost affordable rental housing, predominantly around the area of North Geelong. Our Asset spread consists of 58 houses. These houses are owned by the Department of Health and Human Services and Northern Geelong Rental Housing Co-operative Ltd (NGRHC) are responsible for managing the properties, collecting rents and delivering both responsive and cyclical maintenance.
The Planning and Environment Act 1987 defines affordable housing as ‘housing, including social housing, that is appropriate for the housing needs of very low, low and moderate income households’.
What is a Rental Housing Co-operative?
A Rental Housing Co-operative is a Community Housing organisation that manages rental housing.
Members in a Housing Co-operative are involved in ongoing decision making and take significant responsibility for their housing and general living conditions. Of all models of public and social housing in Australia, Co-operatives provide the highest level of control over one’s circumstances available to tenants today. The Co-Operative model is distinctly different to other housing models and large housing associations. NGRHC is a very welcoming and inclusive Housing Co-operative. We value member participation and aim to promote and encourage all of our Members.
Cooperatives around the world generally operate according to the same core principles and values, adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995.