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Community Housing (Including how to apply)

The Tamil Senior Citizens’ Association Housing Sub Committee (TSCAHSC) is a registered community housing provider. TSCAHSC is regulated under the National Regulatory Scheme for Community Housing (NRSCH).

The ACT government has allocated community housing properties (units and houses) in several suburbs for the benefit of the disadvantaged members of the community. Currently (April 2020) TSCAHSC manages 9 such properties (in addition to its 4 town houses at 11 Bromby street, Isaacs).

The process to obtain community housing is summarised in the following paragraphs.

People who need public or community housing must first apply to Housing ACT, which assesses them and selects eligible applications. Please click the following link to see how to apply. How to apply

The applicants can opt for either public housing or community housing. If they opt for the latter, they can choose among various providers of community housing of which TSCAHSC is one.

Most applicants choose public housing because they think that it is cheaper. This is a misconception.

Also, the waiting list for public housing is usually longer than it is for community housing, thus community housing applicants have a better chance of getting accommodation quickly.

Therefore, TSCAHSC urges those who need accommodation to apply for community housing and opt for TSCAHSC as the provider (it is a matter of ticking a box). Also, please send your details to TSCA by email through the link below so that we can follow your application.

Click here to Send your details by email

This will help us to match available applicants with houses that are falling vacant.


TSCA has monthly meetings, usually on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30AM. In most meetings there is a presentation on matters of current interest followed by a subsidized or free (sponsored) lunch.

Meeting schedule for 2020

Physical meetings have been cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic as our members belong to a high-risk group, and will resume only when it is perfectly safe to do so. These meetings have been replaced with online (zoom) meetings.

Past presentations

Advanced Health Care Planning, a conversation for everyone by Ms Yelin Hung of Health Care Consumers, on 15 February 2020. A Slide presentation of this topic can be found through the link below:

Advance care planning

Nutrition for positive ageing by Dinethri Ramassundra, Accredited Dietitian and Nutritionist, on 19 October2019. She distributed a brochure, produced by the Department of Health, on the subject. This brochure can be viewed via the link below:

Healthy eating for adults

Simple habits for a happy life by Sister Uma of Brahma Kumaris on 9 November 2019.

Sister Uma'spresentation

Ageing by Dr Sivakumaran, Consultant Geriatrician, on 18 July 2019. This presentation consists of several power point slides and is available via the link:

Dr Siva's presentation "Ageing"

The art of relationship by Sister Ranjini of Brahma Kumaris on 16 March 2019.

Art of Relationship

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