Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the community housing sector

NRSCH Registrars recognise that many community housing providers are now facing unprecedented new challenges as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are conscious of how this may be affecting your business and your priorities and that the full impact to your organisation may not be known at this time.

Jurisdictions are working to support providers during this time. Primary Registrars will contact providers over the coming week to provide details of the arrangements in your jurisdiction. You may have already received this communication.

We remind providers section 15(2)(h) of the National Law requires notification to the Registrar of any matter that may damage the reputation of the community housing sector. In line with the standard notification policy we require providers to notify the Registrar of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 within your organisation or tenancies under your management. The notification should be accompanied with any actions your organisation has/will take in response. In addition you are required to notify the Registrar of any impact to date or what you foresee impacting your organisation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information please review the Provider Notifications to Registrar Guidelines