Access Housing has been nominated for the 2016 Community Service Excellence Awards as a finalist in the Large Organisation category.
The Community Services Excellence Awards are a celebration of WA’s community service organisations and is an initiative borne from the partnership between the Western Australian Government and the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS).
The Large Organisation category award recognises a large organisation that has made a positive difference to individuals, families or communities through its collaborative, innovative and creative programs or services.
Access Housing Chief Executive Officer Garry Ellender said the company’s award nomination is the result of Access Housing’s innovative approach to improving the lives of Western Australians by creating homes, creating choices, creating awareness and creating new markets.
“Since 2010 Access Housing has been on a journey to diversify from solely managing a small number of social housing tenancies to now include a successful Property Development division, an expanded rental portfolio and an holistic, broadened customer service provision,” Mr Ellender said.
“This evolution is the result of a range of innovative initiatives coming to fruition thanks to Access Housing’s commitment to best practice and leveraging its experience and relationships with private sector, not-for-profit and government partners. This approach has helped lift Access Housing from its humble beginnings to now being the second largest social and affordable housing landlord in WA behind the Housing Authority.”
Award finalists and winners will be honoured at a ceremony held on Wednesday 4 May in conjunction with the 2016 WACOSS conference – the largest gathering of community service representatives in the State.
For more information about the 2016 Community Service Excellence Awards, please click here.