Great Southern Community Housing Association (GSCHA)

"Community and Student Housing for the Great Southern Region"

GSCHA is a community based, not for profit organisation. It was established in 1998 and aims to alleviate poverty by providing and managing affordable and appropriate housing for people on low to moderate incomes. The organisation has a commitment to providing a professional and equitable service. There is a strong advocacy function to facilitate the growth of the sector in the region.

Organisational Values


Be creative in securing properties to grow our organisation and form collaborative relationships or partnerships with others with whom we share common concerns and interests.


Provide a caring and respectful service to tenants, being open and honest in our dealings while maintaining fairness. Advocate where appropriate for the betterment of our tenants and support organisations.


Great Southern Community Housing AssociationPractice good governance and all that entails. We strive to provide a prompt, efficient and ethical service to tenants and agencies which maintain integrity for all parties.


Be responsive to accommodation requests and where necessary form strong relationships with other agencies to ensure equality of opportunity for all tenants seeking housing to best suit their needs.



Foundations Set for Student Housing

Foundations Set for Student HousingWork has started on a major initiative to provide affordable student accommodation in Albany.

Under the management of the Great Southern Community Housing Association, five, four-bedroom units are under construction in the Norman House precinct, providing 20 beds for higher education students including those attending University or travelling to Albany for TAFE training (Including apprenticeships).

The $3 million project is supported by $1.17 million of State Government funding secured with the assistance of the Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC).

On Friday 24 March, Albany MLA Peter Watson joined the project team at the site as the first concrete pour started, laying the foundations for the units. Mr Watson is shown above right, with, from left, ATC Work Smart General Manager, Peter Adams in his capacity as Chairman of Great Southern Community Housing, Tom Stevens (H+H Architects) and Brett Joynes (Construction Supervisor). The units will complement the historic Norman House, which will remain intact. 

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