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Specialist Disability Accommodation – Dubbo

POSTED BY:HousingPlus July 2, 2020 CATEGORIES:Case Study

BACKGROUND There was a significant shortfall in appropriate accommodation for Aboriginal people with a disability residing in and around Dubbo, NSW. Existing group home accommodation presented some challenges, particularly for Aboriginal tenants where different tribal backgrounds and family history can result in conflict. Some potential tenants required significant assistance and supervision to fulfil their desired daily activities and engage with the community. ACTION Funded by … read more

Case study: Regional Homelessness and Housing Summit

POSTED BY:HousingPlus July 2, 2020 CATEGORIES:Case Study

In October 2016, Housing Plus led the first NSW Regional Homelessness and Housing Summit, sponsored by Family and Community Services, Homelessness NSW and Yfoundations. The Summit brought together local SHS providers to discuss issues, innovations and ideas relating to homelessness and housing services in a regional NSW context. During the two-day event, industry experts and local services presented on a range of topics to 260 … read more

Case study: Whole of location property management transfer

POSTED BY:HousingPlus July 2, 2020 CATEGORIES:Case Study

We have significant experience managing the complexities associated with tenancy and property management transfer in a regional centre. Between 2005 and 2007, we worked in partnership with Housing NSW to transfer tenancy and property management services of over 297 properties in the towns of Mudgee, Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos in Mid West NSW. This property management transfer included almost all social housing in the area. … read more

Case Study: Social and Affordable Housing Development

POSTED BY:HousingPlus July 2, 2020 CATEGORIES:Case Study

In 2014-15 In 2014-15, Central West NSW was experiencing a critical shortage of affordable housing. Vacancy rates were very low, real estate agents were reporting waiting lists for affordably priced accommodation and rent increases were well above CPI. The surge in mining activity, particularly in Orange and Mudgee, was driving the conversion of unfurnished affordable dwellings into furnished or serviced accommodation for high-income resource workers, … read more

Case study: NSW domestic and family violence reforms

POSTED BY:HousingPlus July 2, 2020 CATEGORIES:Case Study

In 2014, Orange was chosen as the regional launch site for the NSW State Government’s ‘It Stops Here: Safer Pathway’ reforms, which aimed to improve the Government’s response to domestic and family violence in NSW. Housing Plus played a leadership role in the launch, implementation and delivery of these reforms, including: Application of a new domestic and family violence Safety Assessment Tool to be used … read more

Housing Services – Covid-19 April Update

POSTED BY:HousingPlus April 8, 2020 CATEGORIES:All

The Australian Government has announced strict measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the community. People are advised to limit their movements to essential things like grocery shopping or getting to and from work, and to maintain “social distance” by avoiding close contact with other people. Rest assured that Housing Plus is here for you during this time but we are reducing the … read more

Media Release – Support for tenants under rental stress

POSTED BY:HousingPlus March 31, 2020 CATEGORIES:Media , News

Media Release 30 March 2020 Housing Plus welcomes government commitments to ensure tenants are safely housed during the COVID-19 crisis. Housing Plus support Real Estate Agents and owners who are working with their tenants experiencing rental stress due to job loss as a result of COVID-10, to help to keep them in their homes. If there are private tenants who are worried about being evicted, Housing Plus encourages them to get in touch with their real estate agent and … read more

Media Release – White Tie Ball to be held late 2020

POSTED BY:HousingPlus March 16, 2020 CATEGORIES:Domestic Violence , Media

White Tie Ball to be held late 2020 Housing Plus has been monitoring the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the White Tie Ball, which was to be held on Saturday 16th May Whilst the Ball is an important event on our fundraising calendar, the safety, health and well-being of our community, is our primary consideration. As a result, … read more

Media Release – White Tie Ball – Raising funds to build The Orchard

POSTED BY:HousingPlus March 13, 2020 CATEGORIES:Domestic Violence , Homelessnesss , Media

White Tie Ball – Raising funds to build The Orchard On Saturday 16th May Housing Plus and the Australian Community Media will again be hosting the White Tie Ball. This year we are raising money to complete the fit out of the communal areas that are being built. In 2019, Housing Plus and event partners ACM hosted the White Tie Ball and together we raised … read more

Coffee and a Chat: Kandos and Rylstone

POSTED BY:HousingPlus January 20, 2020 CATEGORIES:All , Community Housing , News

Calling all Kandos and Rylstone Tenants!                                                         Join us for a Coffee and a Chat this Friday 24th of January in Kandos and Rylstone. You are all welcome to pop in and have a chat. There is no … read more