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Our vision is great places, thriving people, connected communities.

Together we provide sustainable, safe and affordable housing as the foundation for our customers to connect to opportunities and build their communities.

We provide services that enable customers to sustain their tenancies. We connect customers to services that foster and support their goals. We take a place-based approach, working with communities to offer localised activities and engagement that is tailored to their needs and aspirations. We create and pursue opportunities with values-aligned partners to increase the supply in Greater Sydney.

Founded in 1985, SGCH provides a place to call home for 11,500 people in 7,000 properties across the Sydney metropolitan region. We are recognised as a Tier 1 provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. We bring capability and capital to work in partnership with governments, developers and builders, financiers and investors, community groups and people to shape great places for everyone.

Our Values

Our organisational values underpin our customer service approach and guide how we work together.

  • Empowerment – We empower our people, partners and our customers​
  • Trust – We take ownership and accountability to build trust
  • Honesty – We are responsible, ethical and professional
  • Inclusion – We respect differences and treat people equally
  • Creativity – We explore new and better ways of working
Heat map graphic of SGCH areas of operation. The colour-coded information, overlaid on a map, is also listed below. The colour-coded key is: [red] Extra large presence > 500 Properties [pink] Large presence > 300 Properties [green] Medium presence < 300 Properties [yellow] Small presence < 100 Properties The list of locations from North to South read: [yellow] Hornsby (6) [pink] Hunters Hill (338) [pink] Willoughby (384) [green] Parramatta (162) [green] Lane Cove (200) [red] North Sydney (508) St Leonards Office Greenway Office [yellow] Mosman (2) [green] Cumberland (170) [yellow] Strathfield (22) [yellow] Canada Bay (73) [yellow] Burwood (2) [yellow] Woollahra (9) [pink] Inner West (350) [pink] Sydney (455) Redfern Office [red] Fairfield (1035) Fairfield Office Bonnyrigg Office [yellow] (Waverley (20) [red] Liverpool (582) [red] Canterbury Bankstown (1076) Riverwood Office [pink] Bayside (350) [green] Randwick (205) [pink] Georges River (332) Hurstville Head Office [green] Campbelltown (161) [red] Sutherland Shire (626)

Areas of Operation

We own, manage and operate homes across 23 local government areas (LGAs) in Greater Sydney.

Our local offices and property portfolio are indicated on the map to the left.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Blueprint is the overarching strategic plan set by the Board, providing the direction and parameters for management to execute and deliver on our purpose and vision, guided by our values of Trust, Empowerment, Inclusion, Creativity, Honesty.

How we create value

SGCH is in a unique position with the capital, capability, and expertise to work in collaboration with governments, private sector and not-for-profit partners, to create shared value. We focus on building and nurturing effective partnerships with organisations that are invested in and aligned with our purpose to improve outcomes for our customers and communities. Embedded across our strategic thinking is our approach to ESG factors.

Social Impact

SGCH is committed to measuring and managing the impact of its work and the value we create for customers and stakeholders. For SGCH, our social impact is all the outcomes for people, communities and places resulting from our work, including: 

  • short and long term outcomes 
  • positive and negative outcomes 
  • direct and indirect outcomes 
  • intended and unintended outcomes. 
More on Social Impact at SGCH
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Our History

Our story began in 1985, with a man named Frank Baker, who saw a need to provide housing and short-term accommodation for people with low incomes who were waiting for Government Housing properties. With fewer than 25 properties in the St George area, two staff and a local management committee, St George Community Housing began operating from the back verandah of the home of one of our founding members.

Vice Regal Patronage

In June 2019, SGCH was granted Vice Regal Patronage by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales.

Her Excellency was sworn in on 2 May 2019, and will have a five year tenure.

Read more about Her Excellency the Governor here.

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