National award winner
Monday, 16th May, 2016
A controversial gathering place for public housing residents in Creedon Street has been praised with its local coordinator winning a national award.
Mel Chynoweth-Holland was recognised for her running of the facility when she recently achieved an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2016 PowerHousing Annual Awards.
PowerHousing Australia is an organisation made up of non-for-profit community housing providers across the country.
Ms Chynoweth said the success of the hub was down to the community of Creedon Street.
“The friendships, support and understanding is amazing,” she said.
Ms Chynoweth-Holland is employed full-time by Compass Housing, the social housing provider behind the project which officially opened last year.
Compass claims that programs operated by the hub have been linked to a “drastic crime reduction” in the problem area with services on offer increasing.