To help our residents keep up to date with information about their tenancy and our upcoming Evolve Housing events, we are now sending SMS messages (text messages) directly to mobile phones. Evolve Housing residents who have provided us with their mobile phone number will have already received two (2) SMS broadcasts. SMS messaging is another great way of communicating to our residents because it is quick and easy. We started sending SMS messages in September and residents have found it a fast and useful way to hear from us.
The SMS messages our residents would have received recently include our Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2013 and our Toshiba Tablet Competition. In the future we will also send SMS messages with information about rental arrears, leasing and maintenance or repair schedules.
How to stop receiving SMS messages from Evolve Housing
If residents do not wish to receive SMS alerts, they can at any time choose to ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ via the SMS ‘opt out’ function which will be provided in the SMS message. ‘Opt out’ means you will be removed from our SMS lists and we will stop sending SMS messages to your mobile phone. You can also stop SMS messages by simply ringing us on (02) 8862 1500 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, you will need to provide us with your full name and mobile number and we will remove your mobile number immediately from our list.
SMS texts sent from Evolve Housing are at no cost to the residents
It is important to note receiving SMS messages from Evolve Housing does not cost the resident any money. If you reply to our SMS message to ‘opt out’ then you will be charged the normal fee from your mobile carrier for text messaging. No other fees apply all text messages sent from Evolve Housing are charged to Evolve Housing NOT the resident or recipient.
Protecting your privacy
Evolve Housing will not share or disclose you mobile number to any other organisation and it will only ever be used by Evolve Housing unless you request to ‘opt out’ of receiving SMS messages.
How else does Evolve Housing communicate with residents
Of course Evolve Housing residents will still get information from us through the other existing forms of communication we use such as the post, email (if you have provided an email address), social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter) and Evolve Housing’s website.
To read our SMS Usage policy please click on this link
Any questions or queries at all please do not hesitate to contact us on (02)88621500 or email@example.com
Your Evolve Housing Communications Team
We are pleased to invite our residents and partners to our Annual General Meeting, which will be held from 11:00am to 1:30pm on Tuesday, 19th November 2013 (registration from 10:30am) at the Parramatta Leagues Club, 13-15 O’Connell Street, Parramatta NSW 2150. Please click on this link to view our invitation: http://www.achl.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AGM2013InviteFINAL.pdf.
If you are not a member of Evolve Housing, you will not be able to vote at the meeting. If you would like to become a member and be able to vote at future meetings, please click on this link: http://www.achl.org.au/tenant-area/applying-for-membership-and-nominating-directors/
We are delighted to present our Annual Report which provides an account of our main activities and achievements through the 2012/2013 financial year.
Please click on the link to view the Annual Report: http://www.achl.org.au/about-us/publications/annual-reports/
Evolve Housing continues to be recognised as a leader in providing affordable housing services to the community. The article features our CEO, Andrea Galloway and was published on 16th October on page 33 in the Parramatta Advertiser local newspaper.
Evolve Housing is pleased to be the winner of the Leading Asset Management Award presented during the 2013 Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) Housing Awards. This year AHI received 73 nominations from Australian States and New Zealand.
The ceremony was held on Thursday 26th September and featured eight categories, including nominations for individuals and teams working in the social housing industry (as well as residents).
This achievement showcases Evolve Housing’s dedication, excellence and professional practice in the housing industry. As a winner, Evolve Housing will join other National Award Winners at the Awards Presentation Dinner on 30th October, to be held during the National Housing Conference 2013 in Adelaide.
We congratulate the other winners in this category - Aboriginal and Remote Housing Team, Housing SA and Caretaker Diploma Program, Brisbane Housing Company, QLD.
Evolve Housing kicked off the school holidays by teaming up with ASR Football to run a free Soccer Day activity.
The sun was out and the kids were about on Thursday 26 September at the Hills Sports High School in Seven Hills. While the kids were being trained by professional coaches from ASR Football, the parents relaxed in the shade and watching their kids enjoy three hours of football fun in the sun. Evolve Housing was pleased to provide lunch to the forty residents that attended. ASR also supplied plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated and refreshed. Overall it was a fantastic day and a great way to bring together our residents from the local community.
“THANK YOU from the Hunt family. Every time you organise things like today, my children enjoy it. To see the look on my children’s face is priceless.” – the Hunt family
“Thanks for organising soccer today my son have a lot of fun” – Maria
Evolve Housing and partner Northcott were proud to be a finalist for the category of innovation in independent living at the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards held in Sydney on Wednesday18 September 2013. The awards ceremony recognised individuals and organisations who are actively providing services for persons, families and communities living with a disability.
At the awards ceremony the Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC, congratulated Evolve Housing and Northcott for working together to develop a home in North Parramatta that will support people with disability. On the night, Evolve Housing CEO Andrea Galloway and Northcott CEO Kerry Stubbs joined another 180 representatives from the NSW disability sector to recognise innovations within the disability industry.
The partnership between Evolve Housing and Northcott is funded by the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF) and was the first under this initiative to be awarded the high Platinum Performance Level Compliance rating. The project in North Parramatta officially commenced construction on 8 February 2013 and expected completion is mid November 2013. Once built the home will promote person centred and independent living for people with disability.
Spring has sprung and so has our latest edition of evolving news.
To download and read the newsletter, select below:
E-book version: http://www.flipsnack.com/F6FCAC6BDC9/f7tkquph
PDF version: http://www.achl.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Spring_FINAL_.pdf
1. You are a declared Evolve Housing household member
2. ‘Like’ us on Facebook
3. Email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s as easy as that!
Email email@example.com with your full name, current address, email, mobile number AND the name of the member of your household who has liked us on Facebook. Don’t forget that whoever likes us on Facebook must be a declared Evolve Housing household member.
All entries must be received by 10am Monday December 9th 2013. Entries received after this time will not be included in the draw.
The winner will be drawn at 2 pm on Monday December 9th 2013, just in time for Christmas!
NB: This competition is only open to declared Evolve Housing residents. There is one Toshiba AT300 Tablet to be WON.
Conditions of entry:
Entrants under the age of 18 must seek permission of their parent or guardian and/or the Evolve Housing lease holder to enter. This competition is only open to declared Evolve Housing residents. The winner will be notified by mobile and email by close of business on Monday the 9th December 2013. If the winner is not contactable by email or mobile within 7 days of the draw a redraw will take place on Monday the 16th December 2013.
To be a valid winner:
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This Christmas our gift to our Evolve Housing residents is free entry and a catered lunch at the fabulous and fun Featherdale Wildlife Park on Sunday, 8 December 2013. Don’t miss out make sure you RSVP today!
All declared Evolve Housing household members can come for free! There will be showbags, a raffle competition, lots of entertainment and photos with Santa!
Featherdale is a short walk from Doonside Station. If you cannot drive or walk, meet us at Doonside Station at 9.15am and the Evolve Housing Shuttle Bus will drive you to Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Date: Sunday 8 December 2013
Location: Featherdale Wildlife Park, 217-229 Kildare Road Doonside NSW 2767
Click on this invite for details:
To RSVP click here, complete and return with your details before 4.30pm on 22 November 2013.
We are NOT accepting phone registrations. Residents must POST or EMAIL the completed form back to Evolve Housing:
1. Post: PO Box W 124 Parramatta Westfield NSW 2150
2. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org