CHL originated in Australia in 1993 and has since spread its operations to South Asia, South-East Asia, South America and Africa.
CHL is committed to providing good-quality, affordable and sustainable housing in regions of the world where there is a dire need. CHL is focused on developing housing options for those experiencing housing difficulty and continuously improving its service delivery to its tenants so they can enjoy stable lives, raise families, engage in employment or study, and generally have enough to live on to be able to live adequately day to day.
At 30 June 2019, CHL had a portfolio of 10,737 properties under rental management in Australia across six States including Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania.
Internationally in Timor Leste, Chile, Papua New Guinea, Peru, India, Indonesia and Rwanda, CHL aims to assist those who are disadvantaged by market failure by securing a pathway to secure housing recognising that long-term rental and home ownership is one of the means by which the poor can escape from poverty.
CHL has a quarter of a century of leading edge experience working in partnership with national and state governments, local government authorities, social support agencies, and community groups to address local housing affordability problems. CHL creates stronger communities by keeping local residents in their local area.
In Australia, CHL provides end-to-end affordable housing development and a long-term housing and tenancy management operation. This includes engagement with communities where there is housing need, project conception, securing finance, land acquisition, project design and construction supervision, and long term rental management of housing for low to moderate income people.
CHL is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It operates like any other limited company, but all financial surpluses remain in the company to be reinvested in quality affordable housing for people in need, wherever they may be.
Visit our WHAT WE DO section to learn more about our Community Development approach and other services.
CHL is building a stronger national presence across Australia and expanding its international footprint across those regions where extreme poverty remains pervasive.
Read what our tenants have to say in our Tenant Stories.