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Housing Plus CEO welcomes second phase of funding to address shortage of social and affordable housing

POSTED BY:Andrew June 2, 2017 CATEGORIES:Affordable Housing , All , Media , News

Housing Plus CEO, David Fisher, welcomes the NSW Premier’s announcement, yesterday, of a second phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund, which will provide a much needed boost to housing supply. It is part of a package of new measures to improve housing affordability in NSW, including removing stamp duty for first home buyers of existing and new properties costing up to $650,000, and … read more

‘Really seeing results’: Orange groups unite against domestic violence – CWD

POSTED BY:Andrew October 9, 2015 CATEGORIES:All , Domestic Violence , Media

IT may seem counter-intuitive, but those tasked with reducing the causes and incidences of domestic violence, welcome an increase in the number of cases reported to police. “It means that those affected have faith in the system,” said Housing Plus Domestic Violence Services manager Penny Dordoy. ‘Really seeing results’: Orange groups unite against domestic violence IT may seem counter-intuitive, but those tasked with reducing the … read more

Emergency accommodation crisis: Prime7 Video

POSTED BY:Andrew October 9, 2015 CATEGORIES:Media

A trial program in the Central West has found our region is home to some of the highest domestic violence rates in the State. But despite the overwhelming number of families affected – there is no emergency women’s refuge based in Orange. Police attend a domestic violence related matter every two minutes. At least one woman will call for help before the end of this … read more

Call for women’s refuge to support domestic violence victims in Orange

POSTED BY:Andrew October 8, 2015 CATEGORIES:Domestic Violence , Media

Call for women’s refuge to support domestic violence victims in Orange There is a call for a women’s refuge in Orange to cater for the high rates of serious domestic violence in the district. The city’s Domestic Violence Services has received more than 1,400 referrals from police in the past year and almost one-third of the victims were at ‘serious threat’ of further injury or … read more

Colour City Running Festival donation set to help the homeless

POSTED BY:Andrew October 8, 2015 CATEGORIES:Media

Colour City Running Festival donation set to help the homeless ORGANISERS of next year’s Colour City Running Festival want to reach out to the city’s homeless population and victims of domestic violence by donating money from their event to Housing Plus. Co-ordinator of the 2016 festival David Gibson said he was pleased the event had teamed up with such a worthy cause.