Individuals and families on low incomes will soon get the keys to their new homes in the heart of Dubbo, delivered by Housing Plus through the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the new tenants moving into these brand new homes will have access to wrap-around supports such as health, employment and community services provided by Housing Plus.
“This program is providing people with stable, affordable places to live and is empowering tenants to thrive and reach their goals,” Mr Saunders said.
“As well as the profound social benefit, the SAHF is driving our local economy, supporting building and construction jobs in Dubbo.”
The SAHF is delivered in partnership with non-government community housing providers to provide safe, affordable and stable homes.
Housing Plus Chief Executive Officer David Fisher said Housing Plus will deliver and manage the properties, and will provide residents with access to tailored support packages.
“Housing Plus is ahead of program on delivering hundreds of new homes in the Central West,” Mr Fisher said.
“We are proud to offer quality homes and services to people in need in Dubbo while delivering great value for money to the NSW Government.”
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the SAHF is on track to deliver more than 3,400 homes across NSW, with 1,948 dwellings completed and more than 1,000 under construction.
“People who move into these modern apartments will not only have a place to call home, but access to services and support to help them improve their health and general wellbeing,” Mr Ward said.
The program is a key initiative of Future Directions of Social Housing in NSW, the NSW Government’s plan to deliver more and better social housing across the state.