Central Coast housing providers are set to receive a significant share of the NSW Government’s $36 million Together Home initiative.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Together Home will provide stable housing plus wrap-around support for rough sleepers.
“This is the largest single investment made to tackle rough sleeping in NSW history and I am delighted that Central Coast housing providers will be receiving more than $4.1 million from the NSW Government,” Mr Crouch said.
“Compass Housing Services will receive $2,155,568.10 and Pacific Link Housing will receive $1,958,222.95 from the NSW Government.
“Throughout COVID-19 the NSW Government has worked hard to help people experiencing homelessness. Now we’re working to get them into homes with the support they need to rebuild their lives.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said Together Home is about more than addressing homelessness.
“The package of support is designed to help get people off the streets for good,” Mr Martin said.
“It will provide access to the services people need to maintain their tenancy, improve their health and wellbeing and move towards training and employment.”
Together Home is a partnership between the NSW Government, community housing providers like Compass Housing Services and Pacific Link Housing, specialist homelessness services, and health services.
The NSW Government has invested more than $70 million to prevent and respond to homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic which is on top of the more than $1 billion invested in the 2019-20 financial year in housing and homelessness support.