We will increase the number of homes and make the best use of existing ones. This will involve a large scale program to build a mix of social, affordable and private homes. Our focus is to build integrated communities that are close to transport, education and support services.
This large-scale building program will deliver up to 23,000 new and replacement social and affordable dwellings.
We will improve existing social housing properties, which may require some tenants to be temporarily relocated. The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) will work closely with communities to make sure tenants are properly looked after and no unnecessary disruption is caused.
Social housing is part of the NSW Government’s approach to uncover the best innovative ideas and know-how from outside government through a competitive selection process. A number of Future Directions programs will increase social housing: