Welcome to Northern Suburbs Housing Community (NSHC)


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Welcome to the web site for Northern Suburbs Housing Community Inc (NSHC).

Northern Suburbs Housing Community Inc is a registered Tier 3 community housing provider in accordance with the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH).

Community housing providers throughout Australia were required to apply and be approved as community housing providers in accordance with the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH).

In order to become an approved community housing provider the Co-operative needed to create a new entity (Northern Suburbs Housing Community Inc.) as the legislation under which it was incorporated was to be repealed.

Northern Suburbs Housing Community was approved and registered as a Tier 3 community housing provider on 13 November 2014.

Northern Suburbs Housing Community provides long term, stable, secure and affordable rental accommodation for people aged 55 years and over who are in receipt of a low income and who do not own residential property.

The Origins of NSHC

The Association was initially incorporated as The Northern Suburbs Aged Housing Association Inc. in February 1981.

In March 1992 the Association registered as a Co-operative under the “South Australian Co-operative & Community Housing Act, 1991”.

At that time it also adopted a new name Northern Suburbs Housing Co-operative Inc.

As a General Meeting in March 2014, the Co-operative’s members chose to incorporate once again as an Association and Northern Suburbs Housing Community Inc. was formed In May 2014 under the “Associations Incorporations Act, 1985”.

If you would like to read more about the founding of Northern Suburbs Aged Housing Association, please click here.


What is a Housing Association?

A housing association is a not-for-profit community organisation.

Housing associations take responsibility for purchasing their own properties, and arrange for the conversion or upgrade of these properties to suit their tenants.

Housing associations may also undertake “new build work”, where they assist in the design and construction of new homes which are then offered for rent to those eligible for accommodation with the association.

Housing associations have designed and created many very innovative developments from this type of work.

Public housing in South Australia is provided by Housing SA. Public housing offered to tenants does not allow the tenant any say in the way in which their property is managed.