A housing building blitz on the Central Coast is delivering hundreds of new social and affordable housing dwellings to support people on low incomes, as well as those at risk of homelessness.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said NSW has the largest social housing building program of any State or Territory in the nation.
“These new homes are creating a pipeline of housing across the Central Coast, which will support some of the community’s most disadvantaged people,” Mr Ward said.
“The building boom is also pumping money into the local economy and is creating work for countless tradies across the region,” Mr Ward said.
The new homes are being built build as part of the NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), being delivered in partnership with community housing providers. Compass Housing is currently constructing 157 new homes across the Central Coast, including Gosford, Toukley and Long Jetty.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said tenants who move into the properties will receive more than just keys to their new home.
“Tenants will receive support tailored to their individual needs, so that they can improve their health and general wellbeing and sustain their tenancy,” Mr Crouch said.
Compass Group Chief Corporate Services Officer Lyndall Robertshaw said the properties were among almost 500 being delivered by Compass under the SAHF.
“Safe and affordable housing is a fundamental human right,” Ms Robertshaw said.
“Providing people with the security and dignity of adequate housing is crucial, but SAHF is about more than just building houses. It’s also about creating empowered tenants and sustainable communities.”
In addition to the 157 new properties being delivered by Compass Housing, 86 properties are being delivered by BaptistCare and Uniting as part of the SAHF.