Wendy Morton appointed as NT’s Registrar for Community Housing

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The Community Housing Registrar is responsible for regulatory activities under the Act to ensure a well governed, managed and viable community housing sector that meets the needs of tenants, government and private investors.

Territory Families, Housing and Communities is proud to announce the appointment of Ms Wendy Morton as the Community Housing Registrar for the NT under the Community Housing Providers (National Uniform Law) 2013 (the Act).

Ms Morton has been a tireless advocate for vulnerable Territorians for more than two decades, most recently as the former Executive Director of the Northern Territory Council of Social Services.

Ms Morton spent 14 years in the role campaigning for Territorians on issues such as alcohol, housing disabilities, mental health, youth justice and child protection.

Her wealth of experience also includes eight years as the Disability Discrimination Advocate and Outreach Worker at Darwin Community Legal Service. Prior to that, she worked primarily in the disability sectors in the NT and QLD.

The Community Housing Registrar is responsible for regulatory activities under the Act to ensure a well governed, managed and viable community housing sector that meets the needs of tenants, government and private investors.

Community housing providers in the Northern Territory currently manage approximately 1000 dwellings.

The appointment of Ms Morton is timely as the department embarks on the development of a Community Housing Growth Strategy for the Northern Territory, as part of the A Home for all Territorians: the Northern Territory Housing Strategy 2020 – 2025 action plan.

The development of a Community Housing Growth Strategy will support the community housing sector to expand the number of social and affordable dwellings managed by the sector.

For more information on the Northern Territory Government’s housing initiatives and strategies visit tfhc.nt.gov.au.

Wendy Morton appointed as NT’s Registrar for Community Housing

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