Annual Report



All people to have a safe, secure, affordable, and appropriate housing.


BeyondHousing is committed to ending homelessness. We will work in partnership with Government, business, communities, and individuals to develop and provide the full range of quality housing and homelessness services.

Our Values


Housing is a Human Right


Housing Justice for all People


Seeking solutions


Striving to be the best


We cannot solve homelessness alone

Our Strategic Direction 2018-2021

Our Clients

We will deliver services to our clients in ways that represent our values, promote the rights of people, and ensure the best possible housing outcomes, prioritising for the most vulnerable in our communities.

Our Community

We will provide leadership, advocacy, and influence on the issues of homelessness and affordable housing within our catchment and beyond.

Our Team

We will be a values-based organisation, with a positive team culture that promotes safety and wellbeing; and supports each other in the pursuit of achieving our vision to end homelessness.

Our Systems

We will have robust systems that enhance the experience for all stakeholders, drive strategic improvements and provide for an objective basis for decision-making and accountability.

Our Environment

We will minimise our environmental impact through the adoption of financially viable initiatives to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste generation and reduce the consumption of natural resources.

Our Assets & Growth

We will use evidence of demand to grow, recognising that it requires the courage to take some considered risks and the resources to develop concepts that, when tested, may not proceed.

Artist: Kevin Atkinson, Moiraduban Clan, Bangerang Nation

Acknowledgement of Country

BeyondHousing acknowledges Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their rich cultures. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and waters upon which we rely.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


Sue Paini


Celia Adams

Chief Executive Officer

Welcome from
the Chair and CEO

We are delighted to introduce our 2021 annual report. It’s been an exciting year that saw the completion of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, and the development of our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan that will lead us into the future.

Our 2018-2021 plan set us some ambitious goals and it is a pleasure to reflect on our key achievements that saw growth in our housing assets, significant improvements to our communications, engagement and technology, and the implementation of sustainable features in our housing to provide efficient energy options to our tenants.

One of our most important strategic relationships continues to be with the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation (PLWF). This ongoing relationship will see 153 one- and two-bedroom properties completed or approved by the end of 2022.

We have also been successful in funding submissions to the Victorian Government to construct a further 58 properties.

Following an organisational review in 2018 we employed people with specialist skills in digital transformation, asset management, and marketing and communications. We welcomed our new Chief Operating Officer, Kylie Nelson in early 2021, to add additional operational resources as we position the organisation for growth.

The investment in modernising our IT increased our efficiency and placed us in good stead when the COVID-19 pandemic hit enabling us to pivot quickly to working from home. Our profile within the broader community has been strengthened by using traditional media and social media to highlight the issue of homelessness and promote our achievements.

In 2021 we housed more people in our properties and in private rental, and helped more people stabilise their tenancies. We provided people with the skills needed to rent a home and we further improved the quality of our renters’ homes and reduced their costs of living.

Some highlights from 2021 include:

  • Acceptance of the strategic asset management plan by the Board in January 2021 which will inform our maintenance and redevelopment strategies into the future.
  • Additional work making our properties less reliant on non-renewable energy, with the installation of solar panels, LED lighting and heat pump hot water services.
  • Outstanding results against the Homelessness Services Standards and demonstration of continuous quality improvement.
  • A successful submission to the Commonwealth Government’s Safe Places Program will see new crisis accommodation for women and children escaping family violence on three sites across the region.
  • Our commitment to cultural diversity saw Board and staff complete the Foundation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence. Relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people from the LGBTQI+ community have also been enhanced.
  • Staff engagement surveys indicate a high level of satisfaction with BeyondHousing as an employer and we actively promote the health and well-being of our staff, particularly during the pandemic.
  • We welcomed the Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build initiative, announced in November 2020. This will see the largest ever investment in social and affordable housing in Victoria, with a $5.36b investment over the next 4 years to construct more than 12,000 social housing properties, 25% of which will be in rural and regional Victoria. Secure, affordable housing is central to solving homelessness and we congratulate the Victorian Government. We look forward to partnering with Homes Victoria, to increase the supply of affordable housing across this region.

The continuing impact of COVID-19 on our clients was evident this year. People needed longer periods in emergency accommodation, and we saw a sharp decline in the number of people able to move on from Transitional Housing. Demand for assistance in the private rental market increased dramatically, and it is testament to the skill of our staff that they continued to provide quality services while working from home.

As we look back over the past year, it is an opportunity to acknowledge those people who contribute to the strength of BeyondHousing.

Our CFO, Brian Hargreaves resigned in April after 17 years with BeyondHousing. He witnessed tremendous growth and change during that time and his commitment to the people we work for; his well-considered advice and quiet sense of humour will be sorely missed.

Carly Martin, an experienced architect joined the Board in August 2020 and brings with her both knowledge and enthusiasm for our work. Ronni Druitt who served on the Board for two years resigned in June 2021. Our Chair, Sue Paini will step down from this role at the 2021 AGM. Sue joined the Board in 2008, serving as Chair for the past five years. She has always been passionate about homelessness and a strong advocate for affordable housing. Her governance skills have been instrumental in the development of the Board in her role as Chair.

BeyondHousing’s staff continue to be its strength. We thank them for their commitment, agility, and resilience, as they continued to provide the best services possible to our clients and renters, during a year that has challenged us all.

As we look to the future, we are motivated by the development of the 2021- 2026 strategic plan which includes key pillars to:

  • Create social impact
  • Build financial sustainability
  • Drive creative housing solutions
  • Use smart systems
  • Focus on people
  • Share our stories
  • Be environmental stewards
  • Grow our service

We look forward to sharing our progress against these very important goals in coming years.

Go to our new Strategic Plan

A message from our partners

Ms Lucinda White, Mr Peter White OAM and Mrs Lyndy White, The Peter & Lyndy White Foundation.

The Peter & Lyndy White Foundation first started their association with BeyondHousing in 2018. We were very impressed with the efficiency that they were able to deliver projects, but not only that, it was the ability to engage local suppliers and builders and provide a well needed boost to regional economies during such difficult times.

We have been collaborating with BeyondHousing since 2018 and by the end of 2022, together, we will have proudly commissioned 152 houses which will accommodate 218 of our most vulnerable community members. We think this is a wonderful achievement especially given the difficulty of operating under COVID-19 restrictions.

Now more than ever there is a massive need for social housing, especially for women and children escaping domestic violence and we believe our collaboration with BeyondHousing will achieve maximum impact.

We are very pleased to announce our future agreement with BeyondHousing to contribute an additional $15M for these projects in the 2022/23 Financial year.

Director Lucinda White with Peter and Lyndy White, founders of the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation.

Our Impact


people and families who needed our support


people housed in our long-term properties


new homes under construction


nights of crisis accommodation provided

Sonja's Story

Experiencing homelessness as a young person can have a profound impact. Support and a home of her own has helped Sonja find stability, wellbeing, and opened the door for more opportunities.



more people to be housed in new safe and affordable homes


people built rental resilience through Keeping Home


new homes completed


people and families supported to find and keep private rental

Our Clients


households were homeless or at risk of homelessness



sought help for homelessness because of domestic & family violence



said mental health was a reason for being homeless



had experienced recent mental health difficulties



households are First Nations peoples

1 in 4

were young people aged 12-24



were single people



were families with children

Key initiatives:

  • From Homelessness to Home – 20 Homelessness to Home program clients housed in private rental or BeyondHousing long-term properties.
  • Head leasing – 13 properties head leased, providing more housing immediately for people who need it.
  • Renter Advocacy – we provided advocacy for 587 people, dedicated to protecting renter rights.

Funding for our tenancy advocacy program has been extended to 2024 by Consumer Affairs Victoria, Department of Justice and Community Safety. This support is more important than ever with the changes to rental laws, a moratorium on rental evictions and excessive demand for private rental properties.

Where were they staying


Top 3 Reasons for support

From Homelessness to Home

The From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) initiative provides people in emergency accommodation due to the pandemic with access to stable housing and support.

H2H uses a housing first approach, a proven way to stop the cycle of homelessness through making housing a priority and wrapping supports around each person. Critical to its success is the immediate availability of housing, flexibility in housing options, prioritising client choice and the step-up step-down support model.

BeyondHousing has already sourced safe and secure homes for all clients and will support each tenancy, alongside our program partners for the next 24 months with funding from the Victorian Government.

Working in partnership with local agencies has improved and expanded the services available to deliver tailored responses to the needs of our most vulnerable clients, who are transitioning out of homelessness. We know this works and we’ve been given the opportunity to prove this at scale.

Bill's Story

Bill experienced Homelessness during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis last year. He had been living with his daughter in Shepparton but when she relocated to Queensland, he found himself living in his car. When he sought our help, BeyondHousing were able to support him with a few weeks stay in crisis accommodation and then into a private rental home through the From Homelessness to a Home program.

"This isn’t the first time I was homeless but it’s the last time. Being homeless while COVID was everywhere, and lockdowns were on, was even harder than before."

"I’ve been on the waiting list for housing for over 6 years. I’ve got no rental history. I have no family around here to stay with again. I didn’t have a place to go."

"I was living in my car, but I knew I couldn’t stay like that, it was no good for me. The stress was making my diabetes shoot through the roof. I went into BeyondHousing, and they put me in a hotel for a couple of weeks."

"When they came to me and said they had somewhere I could rent I was so relieved, I didn’t want to end up with nowhere again. I’m 65 and already had two heart attacks. I don’t have the strength to keep fighting like I did when I was 25 and had money in my wallet every week and no worries in my head."

"I came into BeyondHousing and all I had was a pillow, a doona and my clothes, now I have a home…it’s unbelievable. I’m cooking my own meals; you can’t do that when you’re living in a car. I’ve got my diabetes under control, and I have support for my mental health. And it’s not far to some good fishing spots."

Annie is Bill’s private rental provider; she says Bill has been a wonderful tenant and it is great to see how much his wellbeing has improved since moving in.

"Bill is a real character; he has been rolling up his sleeves and working on things around all of the common areas of the units. He told me how much he misses gardening and growing his own food so together we are building a new garden area he can use to grow veggies."

"We have a great rapport. I appreciate how Bill looks after the property, and that living there means he can look after himself and have the quiet stress-free life he has wanted."

"It’s so important that more people who own private rentals consider helping others who have found themselves in Bill’s situation and would struggle to get into private rental because maybe they don’t have a rental history. It’s vital to see the person and what they can do when they get that chance for a stable home."

Our Renters

A home has never been more important, and we have continued to support our renters during a difficult time.

Key initiatives during the year

  • Housing those most in need with 98.6% of housing allocated to people and families from the Victorian Housing Register priority waitlist.
  • Strengthened existing and developed new partnerships with service partners across the region to support our tenants to build meaningful and personally satisfying lives.
  • Support to tenants during the pandemic, including ongoing contact with vulnerable people, connecting to support services, and providing for essential needs.

Who are our renters?

Who lives in community housing?

967 people housed in 444 Long-term Community Housing properties

Household Composition

How long have they lived in Long-term Community Housing?


Sandra’s world was turned upside down when the last two rental properties were sold. In the middle of a pandemic, with regional towns experiencing a significant reduction in available properties and rental affordability.

Sandra couldn’t find somewhere affordable for a single person on a Disability Support Pension. She had to stay in crisis accommodation, and couch surfing until she was offered a long-term community housing property.

"I’ve got good references, and I looked after all the homes I lived in, but it doesn’t seem to matter, you make so many applications and never get to see the properties. There weren’t a lot of options for single people where I needed to live so I could stay connected to my NDIS support workers."

"I’m still pinching myself. I can hardly believe that this new home is mine. It’s beautiful, I’m settled and happy. I’m looking after my house and my life."

"It’s in a great neighbourhood and I have already made some great friendships with other tenants here, we help each other out. And a few of our other neighbours even helped me move some of my stuff in. "

"I’m bloody lucky, I wouldn’t have this house without everyone pulling together for me and I can't really put in to words the difference this home has already made."

"You have no idea how it feels to know that no-one can take it away from you. I have never lived in a one-bedroom property, but I could live here forever and ever. This is perfect for me and Misty. She already has her favourite spots in the house."

"Yeah, I’m still getting used to thinking that. That I have somewhere to call home, it’s my home."

Living in community housing

Our 2021 Renter Survey tells a compelling and positive story of a renter community that has high levels of satisfaction with the housing services they receive. Our renters felt supported despite another challenging year with the ongoing restrictions of the pandemic and our limited capacity to engage with renters face-to-face or to visit them in their homes. In the face of adversity, we have been there for our renters.

Key Highlights

Their Home

For our renters, the most important things about the BeyondHousing home they rent were;

Accessing our services



satisfied with our housing services



renters agreed we respected their cultural beliefs



satisfied with their experience accessing our housing services

Next Steps

  • look at new ways of communicating with our renter community and engaging with their diverse cultures and experiences
  • improve and build awareness of the complaints and appeals handling processes
  • ensure renter experience informs our repairs and maintenance delivery

Our Rental Management



satisfied with their overall experience of our rental management



satisfied with management of repairs and maintenance



satisfied with the management of complaints and appeals process

Alyssa's Story

Moving into community housing meant the end to the cycle of homelessness for Alyssa and her daughters. They now have their own space to thrive.

Keeping Home

Keeping Home helps renters secure and keep a home by developing their key knowledge and critical skills needed to rent successfully.

BeyondHousing has developed a renting and financial skills course for people on low incomes wanting to start or stay renting in the private rental market. We focus on minimising the risk of rent arrears or property issues, the most common drivers of rental failure.

Participants included people who recently experienced homelessness referred through From Homelessness to Home program, those looking to move into the private rental market, clients from our support services, and people preparing to exit correctional facilities.

In the face of COVID-19 social distancing and lockdown measures, we delivered the program primarily online through virtual meeting platforms, in both group and one-on-one sessions.

We have focused on existing strong partnerships to deliver Keeping Home to groups we know have a heightened risk of homelessness as a targeted prevention and early intervention initiative.

We offered Keeping Home at GoTAFE to VCAL students, to help young people understand how to rent as they embark on living independently for the first time.

Our participants within Corrections Victoria facilities are those preparing to leave prison. The course is aimed at giving them essential money and housing skills that has positively impacted the success of their release back into the community and prevented exiting into homelessness.

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust



clients in our region had received previous support for housing.

Of these, more than 1-in-3 experienced a
repeated risk of losing their tenancies.


people gained housing and life skills through Keeping Home



participants who start, stay the course



average improvement in financial, tenancy and housing knowledge and confidence after course completion.

I have had risky money behaviours all my life. In one hand out the other, and then find other ways to get money quickly. I had built resentment toward money. I had no respect for it. I could never hold onto a place and was always being evicted because of my money issues. After the course I found that I could have control of my money and I could be successful, but not overnight. I can see that the unhealthy relationship I have had with money has been my greatest barrier. But I can change it...now I have the skills. Prison does not have to be my solution to homelessness.

Keeping Home participant, Beechworth Correctional Centre.

Keeping Home has been more than just training, I have been provided with support and real advice about my own situation. I realised that I really did need help and that I want the stability of my own home, to get out of the cycle of couch surfing. I have learnt to prioritise how I spend money, how to budget and make sure rent is number one on that list. The trainer and I have worked hard to set up a plan which has paid off my debts. I can move forward now that this program has helped me set up for success.

Michael, Keeping Home participant.

Our Community

Community growth for our media and social media




Facebook followers




Twitter followers


appearances in print, broadcast or online news


households reached through media


people visited our website

Physically distant but socially connected

Social media has been a powerful in keeping people connected and informed, especially those members of our community who are vulnerable or isolated.

In a year when we couldn’t hold face to face events for Homelessness Week 2020, Anti-Poverty Week or Youth Homelessness Matters Day, our campaigns and advocacy involved community engagement to activities online. Our media activities and social media played an integral role in connecting with our supporters, our community, and our partners.

Our key messages about the need for more social housing to end homelessness included:

  • The need for Federal government investment
  • the specific challenges and solutions for young people facing homelessness,
  • participation in the national “Everybody needs a home” campaign and
  • affordable housing for all as a key solution to poverty in Australia

Our advocacy and campaigns were amplified by the media and heard by more people across the region than ever before.

Our Supporters

Some of the incredible contributions made by our supporters throughout the last year include generous donations from Findex Community Fund, Godolphin Australia, Alatalo Bros, Metro Petroleum Tatura, Ironbark Property Advocates, The Inspired Space, and many individuals. This has helped us provide crisis accommodation, support people experiencing homelessness, build new homes, and strengthen our communities.

Workplace Giving

We would like to acknowledge the generous workplace giving donations received from staff at North East Water and Services Australia.

This year their generosity helped with the fit out of 4 new homes in Wodonga, ensuring the families moving in had quality appliances as well as energy and water saving measures to their keep costs of living down.

Our Partners

We continue to partner with a wide range of organisations and businesses to ensure the supply of affordable housing and essential homelessness services. We work collaboratively with our partners, whose purpose and values align with our own, and who help contribute to our overall growth and success.

These partners include Local, State and Federal Government, private developers, community groups, local businesses, and support agencies. We can’t end homelessness alone. Thank you to our generous partners who have enabled us to reach more people to deliver life-changing support and homes.

One of the most rewarding partnerships has been our ongoing collaboration with the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation, whose commitment to ending homelessness is helping us build more than 40 homes every year for people needing safe, secure, and affordable housing across our region. In 2020-21 we committed to 38 more homes, bringing the total number of new homes completed or commenced in this partnership to 97, with more to come.

Our Team


permanent or fixed term employees



staff said they are proud to work for us


training courses completed



staff agreed leadership is navigating COVID-19 health, safety, and wellbeing arrangements successfully


total steps, or 15,821 kms travelled by staff in the 10,000 Steps Challenge

Our staff are talented, dedicated, and passionate people who continued to focus on supporting access to our services through careful planning, innovation, and adaptation in a challenging year.

Cultural Competency

We place a high priority on learning and development and understand how training contributes to ensuring we can respond to clients’ needs and deliver better services to our diverse communities.

This year, all team members undertook the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence course. This is the first step in reducing the cultural knowledge gap and building cultural competence so that our services are delivered safely and appropriately for our Indigenous clients, renters, and communities.

Health and Safety

98% of our staff agree that BeyondHousing provides a safe working environment. An external OHS audit finding 100 per cent legislative compliance, a credit to the work of our OHS committee. Safe and satisfied staff deliver awesome services that change lives.

Growing our team

This year saw the addition of a Chief Operating Officer and the formation of an Executive Team. Two new Project Manager positions now coordinate the increasing number of community housing construction projects. This increases our capacity for growth so we can do more for our community, and for people who need safe, secure, affordable housing.

Our clients come first in everything we do. When we asked our staff what they enjoyed most about working for BeyondHousing, it was all about clients.

Meet our new Executive Team members

Kylie Nelson


I have had a very fortunate and amazing career over the last 25 years, predominately within multi-national financial services. My experience has enabled me to grow both in terms of leadership and professional skills. My roles and opportunities have been diverse from risk, real estate, due diligence and acquisitions, sourcing and procurement and offshore operations. This has led me to develop a passion for change, efficiency and ultimately supporting people to reach their full potential.

My lived experience of homelessness and domestic violence during my early years has motivated me to ensure I am independent, and in a position to provide my family with a different life experience. My career has helped me achieve this, but something was always missing. My true purpose.

I am incredibly excited to join BeyondHousing and to be able to combine my true passions and my professional experiences to help the organisation and the BeyondHousing team collectively work towards our vision of Ending Homelessness, and supporting the communities in which we live.

We have an ambitious strategy over the next 5 years, and I am grateful to have joined at the beginning of this journey. My focus will be ensuring that we have the right structure, systems, and processes as well as development of our people so we can achieve our goals.

Andrew Chittenden


I come to the role of BeyondHousing’s Chief Financial Officer having consolidated my financial training across a variety of industries & environments in my early career, from multi-national companies to regional commercial construction firms and national hospitality operations. In the last 12 years I found my place in the Victorian community services sector. The fundamentals of accounting remain the same, but the shift in foci from profit to purpose and from shareholders to stakeholders makes this work deeply rewarding. Creating a budget is fun – but creating meaningful social impact is better!

BeyondHousing delivers incredibly important services to regional communities, driven by a simple yet bold purpose: ending homelessness. I’m delighted to join an organisation that is unambiguous in its position that homelessness is unacceptable and that has a strategy to respond in the regions that we serve.

My focus is to manage financial risk appropriately so that the organisation can continue to deliver agile & innovative responses in the pursuit of this vision. I thank our former CFO, Mr Brian Hargreaves, for the strong financial position built under his leadership and I look forward to working with the BeyondHousing team in the delivery of our 5-year strategic plan.

Our Assets & Growth

The concreting of a path from my back door, drainage works and the large pad under the clothesline are wonderful and will make a huge difference to my outdoor activities and gardening. I am blessed to have a lovely house to live in and a landlord that is considerate and caring.
Peter, BeyondHousing renter Beechworth.

Home Improvement

BeyondHousing is delivering a home upgrade and maintenance program under the Victorian Government’s $50 million Community Housing Maintenance Stimulus Package. The funding will improve amenity for renters, reduce future maintenance costs, and help stimulate the Victorian building industry.

BeyondHousing was awarded $970,000 under the Stimulus Package, which translates to almost 100 small to medium sized maintenance and upgrade projects across our portfolio. Works commenced in November 2020, with completion of the program expected by mid-2022.

First, home.

Home is where the start is. We believe a stable, secure and affordable home creates the foundation for change and opportunity. Our quality homes make anyone walking through the front door say “Wow, I’d live here”.

Home Delivery

We have commenced and delivered significant community housing construction projects despite the constraints on the building industry with increased demand, supply chain challenges and land shortage.

We worked collaboratively with Federal, State and Local Governments, philanthropic organisations, local builders and architects to find solutions. These partnerships have helped us complete or commence construction of 161 new homes.

We look forward to continuing to build more homes and house more people with the Victorian Government’s Big Home Build and the significant ongoing contribution of the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation.

Key Initiatives

  • Adding an additional 38 homes with the Peter & Lyndy White Foundation.
  • Completion of the VPF Eight Star home construction project with homes now tenanted.
  • Worked with Shepparton Council on its Affordable Housing Strategy.
  • Commencement of 24 homes under the SHGF Build and Operate projects.
  • Securing funding and sites for our Safe Places Emergency Accommodation project for women and children fleeing family violence.
  • Property management services for short term modular housing in the Upper Murray in partnership with Bushfire Recovery Victoria to support families who lost their homes in the 2019-20 bushfires, providing them access to safe, secure housing while they progress towards rebuilding their homes.


new homes completed or under construction



more people to be housed in safe, secure and affordable homes



total value of construction

Ruby's Story

Gaining vital renting experience and a secure home for their young family has given Ruby and partner Kurtis the motivation to start saving toward their goal of one day owning their own home.

Our Systems

Security and backup systems to ensure our data is secure in the working from home climate.

Data capture and testing to improve the way we capture the information required to inform service delivery, meet housing needs, contribute to sector knowledge and advocate for change.

Business efficiencies that streamline and automate business systems to reduce administration and double handling, and to put clients first.

Adoption and adaptation of online platforms to enhance internal communications and for external stakeholder engagement. Our priority for clients was the adaptation of platforms focused on access to our services.

Contractor Management through the roll out of our new online platform for asset and maintenance contractors as we work hard to provide our renters with improved amenity and sustainability in their homes. The platform addresses the challenges of COVID-enforced limitations on face-to-face contact, enables better induction and management of contractors and improves reporting on contractor compliance.

Working smarter, better.

We have continued to improve and implement robust systems that enhance the experience for all stakeholders, drive strategic improvements and build our evidence platform that drives decision-making and accountability.

Future Focus

BeyondHousing will continue to implement cloud-based applications and promote collaboration, automation and streamlined client centric systems. We’re investing in innovative technologies for business intelligence modelling and quantitative analysis through data capture. These innovations will form a data driven platform for better informed strategic decision making.

Financial Snapshot



million total revenue



million capital grants



million rental revenue -3% increase




million net assets




million in affordable housing discounts for community housing renters (on market rent)

2020-2021 has been a year of consolidation and growth. Despite the ongoing challenges of operating in a pandemic BeyondHousing generated total revenue of $19.7m including capital grants of $6.2m.

The steady increase in operating income reflects growth in our housing portfolio over time as well as the expansion of our support services.

Total comprehensive income for the year was $6.8m. Rental revenue increased by 3% to $5.3m. Expenses of $12.8m were incurred, with increases in employment costs, leave provisions and property maintenance. Net assets exceed $72m, noting that the 321 owned properties are reported at their written down values.

Operating & Capital Income

Properties & Total Assets

You can view our complete 2021 Concise Financial Report here

We are pleased to introduce our Strategic Direction 2021 – 2026


Home. Not homeless


Ending homelessness


Advocacy | Fairness Innovation | Quality Collaboration

Australia Aboriginal Flag Torres Strait Islander Flag

Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

BeyondHousing recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and ongoing Custodians of the land and water upon which we live & rely.

We acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are steeped in traditions built on a social and cultural order that has sustained over 60,000 years of existence, and we recognise and celebrate their connections to Country.

We recognise the long-lasting, and intergenerational consequences of colonisation and dispossession and respect the continuing struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in addressing structural inequality. BeyondHousing recognises the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to self-determination as they hold the knowledge to determine what is best for themselves, their families, and their communities, including in addressing and preventing homelessness.

We will provide culturally safe services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and are committed to two-way learning to better understand causes, impacts and appropriate responses to homelessness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

BeyondHousing is committed to embracing diversity and promotes an inclusive culture across our organisation.

We recognise that providing equality of opportunity builds both social cohesion and organisational integrity.

We are committed to ensuring that all people have equitable access to our services and our workplace.

We value the lived experience of people from diverse backgrounds, including gender identity, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, carer responsibilities and/or professional background.

BeyondHousing Strategic Plan


Create Social Impact

Our work toward ending homelessness will focus on quality and targeted services and housing solutions, with a dedicated commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve housing outcomes.


Build financial sustainability

We will enhance income streams and assets to ensure long term financial sustainability.


Drive creative housing solutions

We will challenge ourselves and others to deliver innovative housing solutions that maximise our impact.


Use smart systems

We will use data and technology to inform our decision-making, improve our performance and transform our client experience.


Focus on people

We will create an enabling and agile culture for our people and enhance our profile as an employer of choice.


Share our stories

We will share stories to acknowledge those with a lived experience of homelessness, to highlight its injustice and to advocate for better outcomes.


Be environmental stewards

We will respond to the loss of biodiversity and the climate change emergency.


Grow our service

We will strategically expand our asset base and service offering.