Local Community Organisations
Karabar Housing Cooperative has proudly developed strong ties with local community organisations including the Queanbeyan Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra.
The Cooperative works closely with the Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church, St Benedict's Community Centre and HOME in Queanbeyan, sharing office space and a common interest in providing safe and affordable housing for those in need in Queanbeyan.
We collaborate with St Benedict’s and Celebration Community to ensure all housing applicants and tenants have access to appropriate housing, advocacy and practical support when necessary.
We enjoy head lease arrangements with the Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church on two parcels of land where the majority of our townhouses are situated. Leases are in place until 2044, which demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to our shared mission and common goals.
Local Homelessness Action Taskforce / Steering Group
Karabar Housing Cooperative is a strong contributor to the Queanbeyan-Palerang Local Homelessness Taskforce and Steering Group, and its subcommittee the Queanbeyan-Homelessness Action Collective (Q-HAC), building strong collaborative partnerships and relationships with like-minded local organisations interested in supporting local solutions to housing affordability and homelessness.
These organisations include Queanbeyan and Palerang Regional Council and the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, St Benedict’s Community Centre, Celebration Community, Mission Australia, Molonglo Support Services and Louisa Domestic Violence Service.
In August 2018 the Cooperative contributed to and was well represented at the Community Homelessness Engagement Forum which celebrated 40 years of housing and homelessness support in Queanbeyan.
During Homelessness Week in August 2019, Q-HAC developed a “24Hours Without” challenge for high profile members of the community, culminating in a fundraising dinner to secure a “Sleep Bus” - a safe.alternative to rough sleeping in our community.
You can view this project here https://www.sleepbus.org/projects/queanbeyan.
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