The Board operates under a model of strategic governance, whereby the Board links the legal and values of the organisation, produces explicit governing policies and assures CEO performance by establishing clear expectations for performance and clear mechanisms for accountability. The purpose of the Board, on behalf of relevant stakeholders, is to see to it that Housing Plus achieves its outcomes. It has in place eight principles to guide its actions:
The policies set out the functions and responsibilities and main operating mechanisms of the Board in order to clarify Board and management accountabilities for the organisation’s strategic direction and performance, including CEO delegations, risk oversight and control, compliance, as well as processes to be followed to manage conflicts of interests, recruitment and appointment of new Directors and induction.
The Board has standing committees to assist in the execution of the Board’s responsibilities. They do not abrogate any Directors of their responsibilities. Each committee has Board approved terms of reference, which are reviewed regularly. All meetings are minuted and reported to the Board on their activities.
The Tenant Advisory Groups are established to provide feedback on matters of importance to tenants and, in particular, customer service related policies.
Housing Plus conducts its business to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, respect and fairness when dealing with all its clients and employees. Housing Plus has in place appropriate policies to promote ethical and responsible decision making, including:
Housing Plus is a progressive social enterprise that re-invests ALL profits back into improving social outcomes for individuals and communities in regional NSW. Housing Plus is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and is a Tier 1 accredited community housing provider.
Suite 8, Level 2, 113 Byng Street
Orange NSW 2800
PO Box 968 ORANGE NSW 2800
Phone: 1800 603 300
Fax: (02) 6361 1609