Community Housing Limited extends reach to northern territory


Australia’s tier one community housing provider, Community Housing Limited (CHL) is expanding operations in the Northern.

Territory after receiving a grant to provide safe, secure and affordable housing to victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence. 

The $1.445 million Domestic Family Sexual Violence Housing Pathways Grant from the Territory Labor Government will enable 

CHL to offer 17 homes well below market price to eligible families, complemented by comprehensive wraparound support services provided by Dawn House. This initiative aims to empower domestic violence victim-survivors by providing them with a stable housing solution, helping them rebuild their lives and regain independence. 

Founder and Managing Director of CHL, Steve Bevington, says CHL is proud to work with the Territory government to deliver better housing options for Territorians and support those who need it most. 

“With domestic violence as a leading cause of homelessness in the Northern Territory, it is more important than ever to deliver stable housing options to victim-survivors who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. CHL is thrilled to launch our first service in the region with such a significant project”, he said. 

CHL has been providing affordable housing to vulnerable and at-risk groups across the nation for the past 29 years with a very strong focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to determine their own housing future that aligns with cultural values and customs.  

“Given the Northern Territory is the jurisdiction with the highest proportion of Indigenous residents among its population, CHL will draw on its extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure the needs of locals are prioritised,” said Bevington. 

Long-term NT resident and CHL’s Northern Territory Business Development Manager, Brad George, says the pilot program marks a significant milestone for CHL in the region and is excited to see the real impact of the organisation’s expanded presence. 

“We are proud to partner with the Fyles Territory government and Dawn House as it demonstrates a shared commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those affected by domestic violence,” said George. 

“This is just the beginning of the impact that CHL can make in the Northern Territory. We are committed to deliver more affordable housing in the region for those who need it the most,” he said.