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Metro Community Housing

Youth Scholarship 

Department of Communities and Justice are currently taking applications for a youth scholarship programme.

The will be offering up to 1,400 scholarships to students enrolled in education or training in 2024. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses and secondary support services.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are:

Studying in Year 10, 11 or 12 in NSW at one of the following in 2024:

  • at a NSW high school or

  • equivalent at a TAFE college including Pathways or

  • doing a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship or

  • home schooled

You must also be either a social housing client or living in out-of-home care, this can include:

  • living in public housing, including Aboriginal housing

  • being on the NSW Housing Register (wait list)

  • receiving a private rental subsidy from DCJ (not Centrelink)

  • living in community housing/Aboriginal community housing

  • living in housing provided by a Local Aboriginal Land Council

  • living in supported, crisis or temporary accommodation

  • living in statutory, supported or voluntary out-of-home care.

For more information, please visit The Department of Communities and Justice Website by clicking here. 


The Metro Community Housing Cooperative Limited is a community based Housing Association, which commenced in 2007 when the Marrickville Area Community Housing Cooperative and Resaman (Men’s Housing) merged to form Metro Community Housing Cooperative (MCHC).

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Our Mission Statement
is to create a better community

Our Organisation

Metro is primarily funded by the Community, Homes and Place Division FACS – this is a section of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

The organisation is incorporated as an independent, non-profit, co-operative of members. All Metro tenants are eligible to become members of the co-operative. The Board strongly encourages tenants and other people with an interest in the activities of the co-operative or in the social housing sector to become a member. There is no fee to become a member and members can participate in decision making activities or get involved in particular areas of interest such as policy reviews, or representing the interests of Metro tenants in broader social housing forums. The only requirement for ongoing membership is to meet the “active membership” provisions by attending at least one meeting of the co-operative each year – normally this would be the Annual General Meeting held in November. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here to view the AGM page where you will find an application form.

In addition to being a fully accredited housing association, the organisation is registered by the Registrar of Community Housing as a Tier 2 Provider.

Implementation Planning

Share By assisting to provide housing and offer related resources to the people of the Inner West area of Sydney who are in high need.

By providing a range of self managed, affordable, quality, secure housing.

By linking up with other housing and community service providers through participation in the housing sector and broader political process

Contact Us

Suite 208 level 2/1 Erskineville Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

(02) 9565 4599

Text Us - 0439 539 322

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10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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