In October 2017, Bridge Housing, in partnership with Women’s Housing Company, was awarded tenancy management of the Northern Beaches public housing portfolio under the Social Housing Management Transfer Program.

Bridge Housing officially commenced management of the 1,200 or so properties and the associated service system from Monday 5 August 2019.

Northern Beaches package

The Northern Beaches package comprises some 1,200 homes and stretches from Mosman to Warriewood. The property portfolio comprises houses, townhouses and units, with over 70% of the properties one-bedroom units or studios.

75% of the households in Northern Beaches are are single person and about 59% of tenants are women.

Social Housing Service System Coordination in Northern Sydney

Link Housing, SGCH and Bridge Housing with Women’s Housing Company are working collaboratively to lead the social housing system in Northern Sydney. 

Since December 2018, we have lead the coordination of the social housing service system in Northern Sydney as the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) transferred the delivery of housing services under the Social Housing Management Transfer program 

Together we developed a three-year rolling Social Housing Service System Coordination Plan. The plan sets out our partnership arrangements for working together and our collective approach to the strategic management of the social housing service system in Northern Sydney.

The plan is structured around five directions to improve social housing service system coordination in the Northern Sydney District:

  1. Coordinated responses to housing need
  2. Clear communication
  3. A voice for people in housing need
  4. Collective advocacy to improve outcomes in Northern Sydney
  5. Continuous improvement.

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Further information on social housing service delivery in Northern Sydney can be found here - Northern Sydney Social Housing Services fact sheet

Transition process

The transition of all properties to Bridge Housing management from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services has been completed by 5 August 2019.

Northern beaches public housing tenants remain in their homes. 

Bridge Housing manages 87.5% of the properties, or around 1,050 homes, and Women’s Housing Company manages 12.5%, or some 150 homes. Learn more about the tenancy allocation

CEOsManlyWe have assumed all housing customer service functions in the area previously delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services.

Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades said: “I am delighted to welcome our new northern beaches tenants to the Bridge community.”

Photo left: Women's Housing Company CEO Debbie Georgopoulos and Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades.

Our expertise

Bridge Housing is a Tier 1, registered community housing provider, with over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of social and affordable housing in Sydney. We have won multiple awards for our good governance and tenant engagement practices.

Bridge Housing is highly experienced in the transfer process, working with public housing tenants, the Department of Family and Community Services and local support services to ensure a smooth transition to our management.

Background

The Social Housing Management Transfer Program is a key initiative under the NSW Government's Future Directions policy.

The Minister for Family and Community Services, the Hon. Pru Goward, announced the winners of all nine Social Housing Management Transfer Program packages, representing 14,000 public housing properties across New South Wales, including three portfolios in metropolitan Sydney on 17 October 2017.

Contact

If you are a Northern beaches tenant email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries or contact Your Housing Team in the North