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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