This year has been the most challenging in Link Housing’s history, starting with the bushfires, then the storms and then COVID-19. But it has also been a memorable year of commendable resilience, agility, focus on our tenants and growth for our organisation.
I invite you to read about our milestones and achievements in our Annual Report 2019-2020. The Report highlights our ongoing work and commitment to our vision, which is to ‘enhance lives through community housing’.
A key step in realising this vision, is our work with Western-Sydney-based Wentworth Community Housing. I am pleased to confirm that what started as a close working relationship in 2019, has led to our two organisations deciding to merge to become one larger organisation, Link Wentworth Housing Ltd (Link Wentworth), with Day 1 of the new company scheduled for 31 March 2021.
As a merged organisation, Link Wentworth will be one of the largest community housing providers in Australia, managing over 6,300 homes with around 10,000 residents and 200 staff. We will be ideally positioned to provide expanded services and more safe, secure and appropriate housing to meet the growing demand.
I am humbled by the opportunity to be the CEO of Link Wentworth and look forward to bringing together our two great organisations to do significantly more for those most in need within our community.
Very positively, highly respected industry leader and former CEO of Housing NSW, Mike Allen PSM, has been selected as the independent Chair-elect. You can read more about the merger here.
In this edition of LinkBusiness, (link below), we cap off the year by providing updates about all our activities from the past three months. From our recent wins in the PowerHousing Awards 2020, opening of Mosman House, in partnership with Twilight Aged Care and Women’s Community Shelters and the launch of our first Reconciliation Action Plan.
I wish you all a safe and happy holiday. Until next year,