Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Public Housing Trio Unite under One Roof

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Public Housing Trio Unite under One Roof

Article excerpt

A NEW force in community action has been formed with the merger of three Gympie organisations.

Formerly the Cooloola Community Housing Association, the now single organisation Community Action brings together Cooloola Community Housing, Youth Service, and Erin House a a combined 74 years' experience delivering housing services in Gympie.

Incoming president Rae Gate said each organisation had a long and proud histroy in delivering housing and emergency accommodation in Gympie.

"The three organisations have so much in common, it just made good sense to merge," she said.

Cooloola Community Housing began operations in 1988, the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. From a small housing action group, it has grown to now manage a portfolio of 100 properties.

Manager Michelle Hine said there had been significant changes in government housing policy, and an increased focus on social housing.

"We hope that by combining our resources we will be able to deliver better services to all our tenants," she said. …

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