November 23, 2020 / Regnan Credit Impact Trust
THE first years of little Luna’s life were spent “surfing” from one relative’s home to the next with mum Stacey.
“I haven’t had a home to call my own,” said single parent Stacey. “It was never easy, and I always felt like I wasn’t where I needed to be.
“Since falling pregnant and having to leave work early due to the pregnancy being at high risk, I returned home to Wagga, to raise my baby.
“Being a single parent is hard. Basically, surfing from house to house made things even harder.
“The pressure and the cost of living made me feel like it was impossible. So, when the opportunity was given to me to live in such a wonderful home at cost that I could actually manage I was over the moon.”
That opportunity came from Argyle Housing, a top Australian Tier 1 Community Housing Provider which develops Affordable Housing with help from investors in Regnan’s Credit Impact Trust.
Community Housing Providers such as Argyle Housing develop and lease Affordable Housing for Australians on low incomes.
“Hearing the positive outcomes of housing young mums, makes me really proud of the work we have done in creating new Affordable Housing in Wagga Wagga with the support of NHFIC funding,” says Wendy Middleton, CEO of Argyle Housing.
Funding comes partly from the federal government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), which raises money by issuing bonds to investors such as Regnan.
Regnan is a global fund manager specialising in “impact investment” strategies that offer attractive returns while also making a positive impact in the community.
Regnan’s Credit Impact Trust — distributed by Pendal in Australia — invests in a range of social and green bonds including those issued by NHFIC.
NHFIC lends out the money raised ($1.2 billion so far) to housing providers at lower interest rates and on better terms than banks, saving tens of millions of dollars — while providing attractive returns to investors.
NHFIC offers Community Housing Providers lower interest rates at better terms than banks, saving tens of millions of dollars — while providing attractive returns to investors.
“NHFIC is very important for financing, because it’s possibly as low a cost for borrowing you could ever achieve — and it’s performed very well,” says Wendy Hayhurst, chief executive of the Community Housing Industry Association.
“It’s performed very well because it’s got a government guarantee.”
“Demand for NHFIC bonds looks set to grow because Australia will need up to a million community housing homes by 2036,” Ms Hayhurst says.
“I’ve been given the opportunity to reside in one of the Argyle Housing affordable units in Kooringal,” says Stacey.
“I’m ever so grateful for the opportunity. I’m a single mum of a beautiful 2-year-old girl, Luna.
“I’m ever so grateful for the opportunity, the homes are absolutely beautiful, and to have such a beautiful place to call home I feel truly blessed.”
“It really has felt that since moving in, my life with my daughter has truly begun. I want to say thank you to Argyle Housing for giving me the ability to turn my life around and to make a home for my daughter.
“Luna and I are extremely grateful.
Regnan is a responsible investment leader with a long and proud heritage providing advice and insights on important environmental, social and governance issues.
Building on that expertise, Regnan recently expanded into responsible investment funds management, backed by the considerable resources of Pendal Group.
Regnan thanks Argyle Housing for their co-operation in producing this article. Argyle Housing’s vision is to deliver quality housing options and connections to the community. More information on Argyle Housing: www.argylehousing.com.au
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