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The Metro Community Housing Cooperative Limited is a community based Housing Association, which commenced in 2007 when the Marrickville Area Community Housing Cooperative and Resaman (Men's Housing) merged to form Metro Community Housing Cooperative (MCHC).
Metro is primarily funded by the Community and Private House Markets Directorate - this is a section of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
The organisation is incorporated as an independent, non-profit, co-operative of members. All Metro tenants are eligible to become members of the co-operative. The Board strongly encourages tenants and other people with an interest in the activities of the co-operative or in the social housing sector to become a member. There is no fee to become a member and members can participate in decision making activities or get involved in particular areas of interest such as policy reviews, or representing the interests of Metro tenants in broader social housing forums. The only requirement for ongoing membership is to meet the "active membership" provisions by attending at least one meeting of the co-operative each year - normally this would be the Annual General Meeting held in November. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here to view the AGM page where you will find an application form.
In addition to being a fully accredited housing association, the organisation is registered by the Registrar of Community Housing as a Tier 2 Provider.
To create a better community:
Vote Home Let's end the Housing Crisis by 2025 more>
Metro Annual Report 2015 now available more>
Metro Autumn 2015 Newsletter now available more>
Metro has moved office - more>
Updated Metro Tenant Handbook - now available more>
Water Usage Charges Update to policy more>
Metro Vocational Scholarship Program more>
1 Erskineville Rd
(corner of Wilson St)
Newtown NSW 2042
Tel: 02 9565 4599
Fax: 02 9557 9308
Our office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 1pm – 4pm
Friday by appointment only
You can also contact us online.