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Housing Plus launches new post-release support service for offenders across regional NSW

POSTED BY:Carrie Drage May 23, 2018 CATEGORIES:All

Housing Plus is diversifying its community services to include a post-release support service for offenders on parole to reduce the risk of reoffending. Housing Plus was successful in tendering to deliver the Initial Transitional Service (ITS) in five locations across Western and Hunter NSW: Orange, Broken Hill, Moree, Muswellbrook and Maitland. ITS is funded by Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) and is designed to support CSNSW … read more

Analysis of the housing market finds Central West is unaffordable for households on low incomes

POSTED BY:Carrie Drage May 16, 2018 CATEGORIES:All

Housing Plus has prepared Affordable Housing Needs Analyses for Orange, Mid-Western Regional, Bathurst Regional, Dubbo Regional, Blayney and Lithgow local government areas to provide an understanding of the demand for affordable housing within Central West NSW and the extent to which current provision of housing meets the needs of existing and future residents. These analyses are intended to provide an evidence base to support local … read more

Crisis centre a step closer following donation by state government

POSTED BY:Carrie Drage May 1, 2018 CATEGORIES:All

Housing Plus is thrilled to announce it will receive funding from the NSW Government to contribute to the establishment of a state-of-the-art domestic violence crisis centre for women and children in Orange, based on the best practice ‘core and cluster’ crisis centre model. The funding will make a significant contribution to the existing funding raised from grants, corporate sponsorship and community fundraising. David Fisher, Chief … read more

Innovative new homes to provide independent living for people with significant disabilities

POSTED BY:Carrie Drage April 30, 2018 CATEGORIES:All

Housing Plus is preparing to open a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built development in Orange for people with a disability requiring ‘High Physical Support’ under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The $1.6M development, located in Bletchington Street, Orange, is partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services using funding from the NDIS Supported Disability Accommodation Initiative (SDAI). David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer at Housing … read more

White Tie Ball: Save the Date – 12 May 2018

POSTED BY:Andrew February 20, 2018 CATEGORIES:Domestic Violence , Event , Media , News

In 2018, Housing Plus will again be hosting a White Tie Ball to be held May 2018 at the Orange Ex-Services Club. The White Tie Ball gives us the opportunity to reduce disadvantage within our community by raising money to build a Crisis Centre for women and children escaping domestic violence in Orange and surrounding areas. We would like to call on you to provide … read more

Energy education program to help alleviate energy poverty for low-income households

POSTED BY:Andrew February 7, 2018 CATEGORIES:Affordable Housing , Community Housing , News

Housing Plus is aiming to improve energy efficiency in its tenanted homes by launching an energy education program for tenants within its current housing portfolio of over 900 properties across Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee. The program aims to alleviate energy poverty that many low-income tenants experience by inducing behavioural change, delivering low cost and no cost measures to improve energy efficiency in the home, and … read more

Housing Plus AGM

POSTED BY:Andrew November 23, 2017 CATEGORIES:All

AGM notice: Friday 8 December, 3pm Location: The Carrington Function Centre, Bathurst RSVP HayleyN@housingplus.com.aut

Housing Plus receives $588,000 for Orange Crisis Centre in Orange through the Building Better Region’s Fund

POSTED BY:Melissa Price August 2, 2017 CATEGORIES:News

Housing Plus receives $588,000 for Orange Crisis Centre in Orange through the Building Better Region’s Fund Today’s announcement, securing $588,800 from Building Better Regions Fund, will bring the current total of cash and in kind tally to around $1.1Million, which is 2/3rds of the way and a significant step towards achieving our target of $1.7m. CEO of Housing Plus, David Fisher explains “We are delighted … read more

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

NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation – Four Unit Complex Albert St, Orange

POSTED BY:Kate Noller January 27, 2017 CATEGORIES:Developments

Housing Plus was a successful recipient for the NDIS Sector Development Fund Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative. Twelve organisations were selected out of 117 applications. The amount awarded is $835,000 to contribute towards the $1.6 million project for a four unit complex in Albert St, Orange. The project will commence Jan 2017 and is planned for completion by Sept 2017.