Our properties

The Housing Trust has over 1000 properties across the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Local Government areas. We own and manage a range of properties to help support the local community.

At The Housing Trust we are committed to providing the very best in community housing and are consistently seeking to add additional properties to our portfolio in order to support the local community.


Central Gardens

Wattle Road, Shellharbour

By November 2015 there will be 71 new homes in Shellharbour available for people on very low, low and moderate incomes.

Applications for Central Gardens are being received and assessed for eligibility continuously, and there may be a waiting list.

Central Gardens is being developed specifically for people who are:

  • Over 55 years of age
  • Of Aboriginal origin over 45 years of age
  • Under 55 years of age who have a disability and can live independently with or without support

To find out more about Central Gardens, including how to apply, please click here (takes you to a form specifically for Central Gardens application interest).

Ellen Street Boarding House

The Ellen Street Boarding House is targeted to single men particularly those that are homeless. The thirteen bed facility is located close to the Wollongong CBD with easy access to shops, medical facilities, transport and community services.  For further information contact The Housing Trust office on 4254 1166.

Paddy’s Place

Paddy’s Place is a purpose built facility incorporating nine bedsit style units and one two bedroom unit.  In partnership with Housing NSW, Paddy’s Place provides crisis accommodation for clients eligible for temporary accommodation under the Temporary Assistance Program.  Staff at Paddy’s Place provides homeless clients with support in seeking alternative accommodation and with referrals to appropriate support agencies.  On site staffing provides a safe and secure environment and assists clients to link with support services to resolve their long term housing options.

Referrals to Paddy’s Place are through Housing NSW.

Partnerships / Supported Tenancies

The Housing Trust has formal partnerships and informal working relationships with a number of agencies throughout the region as part of its commitment to assisting clients with more complex needs to maintain successful tenancies. Contact us (link to Contact) to find out more about our housing partnerships and programs.