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First tranche of social and affordable housing fund homes ready for tenants

8 May 2017

The first homes delivered as part of the first phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) scheme are now ready for tenants to move in, Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward announced today.

In March Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Ms Goward announced the five successful providers to deliver homes and wraparound support services in metropolitan and regional NSW under the first phase of the fund.

This first tranche of homes consists of 33 dwellings owned by Uniting for people aged over 55 without children at home. These homes are in 18 different local government areas across NSW, and will be made available to tenants who will be drawn from the NSW Housing Register.

“This is an important first step and milestone towards providing more social and affordable homes for vulnerable people and families across NSW while also enabling increased independence, which is a key focus of the SAHF,” Ms Goward said.

“It will be a wonderful moment when the first tenants move in over the coming weeks and they will be the first of many under this great initiative.”

Uniting has committed to providing 300 homes for people aged over 55 without children at home under the SAHF scheme.

The SAHF is one of the key priorities of the Future Directions social housing reforms, and will deliver an additional 2,200 social and affordable homes in metropolitan and regional NSW over the next four years.

The SAHF fund was set-up with $1.1 billion in seed capital from the NSW Government. The Government’s investment arm, TCorp, is investing the money to provide a stable income stream for up to 25 years to boost social and affordable housing across the state.