Servants Community Housing is a company limited by guarantee, a charity, public benevolent institution and a registered housing provider. The management of the organisation reports regularly (at least 5 times per year) to a board of volunteers. In turn, the board reports to the members of the company at the annual general meeting (AGM).
The purposes for which the company is established are—
- The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged by providing affordable rental housing to persons in housing need as low-income households, or through infirmity or age.
- To promote other purposes beneficial to the community through the provision of affordable housing and associated services.
- The provision of such other forms of benevolent assistance within Australia as the company may from time to time determine at all times consistent with the Housing Act 1983 (Vic) and the requirements of a public benevolent institution; and
- do all things that are necessary or incidental to furthering the above objects.
To apply for membership of the association fill in the following form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org (note: you will need two existing members to support your nomination).
- The Victorian Housing Registrar (Department of Treasury and Finance) regulates Servants as a Registered Housing Provider.
- Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) regulate Servants as a Fundraiser. They also regulate us a rooming house landlord through the Residential Tenancies Act.
- Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission (ACNC) regulate Servants as a Charity and as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regulate Servants as a company limited by guarantee.
- The Australian Tax Office regulates our Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
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