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Renovations complete, Orange Homelessness Refuge

POSTED BY:Rochelle January 12, 2021 CATEGORIES:News

Wiree is a refuge for individuals experiencing homelessness in Orange managed by Housing Plus. In 2019, Housing Plus received $325,000 from the Department of Communities and Justice to fund the renovations through the Outsourced Maintenance Program for crisis accommodation. There are nine single rooms which include a TV, fridge, bed and ensuite, communal area that includes a kitchen and a lovely outdoor space for residents, … read more

Home Energy Action Program initiated

POSTED BY:Rochelle January 12, 2021 CATEGORIES:News

Housing Plus are currently rolling out a project under the NSW Government Home Energy Action Program (HEAP) Department of Planning Industry & Environment (DPIE). The HEAP is funded through a co-contribution at 50/50 between HP & DPIE. The Program commenced November 2020. The project aims to deliver a range of financial, health and wellbeing benefits to low-income tenants in up to 250 dwellings through the installation … read more

Merry Christmas from Us – Housing Plus CEO Update – December 2020

POSTED BY:Rochelle December 17, 2020 CATEGORIES:News

Housing Plus would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year. It has been a very different year for everyone, and a very busy year for most. A final update for 2020, from our CEO David Fisher, is below Housing Plus CEO Update December 2020 We thank you for your continued support, and after some well-earned time off, we … read more

Housing Plus to invest $20.5 million into Central West NSW communities

POSTED BY:Rochelle September 1, 2020 CATEGORIES:Affordable Housing , Developments , News

Housing Plus will build and provide 60 new affordable homes across Bathurst, Cowra, Lithgow, Parkes, Mudgee and Dubbo in the coming years after being awarded a further contract with the NSW Government. These 60 new dwellings will be in addition to the 220 affordable homes that Housing Plus is currently delivering across the Central West NSW since February 2019. Over the last 18 months Housing … read more

HOUSING TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS IN BATHURST AND CABONNE

POSTED BY:Rochelle August 13, 2020 CATEGORIES:Homelessnesss , News

The recent announcement that Housing Plus will be delivering the Together Home program across Bathurst and Cabonne areas of Central West NSW was welcomed by CEO David Fisher. Together Home is a new NSW government initiative aimed at tackling rough sleeping. Those sleeping rough in our communities will be rapidly housed and given on going wrap around support, to help them take the first steps … read more

Homelessness Week 2-8 August 2020 #HW2020

POSTED BY:Rochelle August 6, 2020 CATEGORIES:Affordable Housing , Homelessnesss , News

This year the theme for Homelessness Week (#HW2020) is Everybody Needs a Home and Homelessness Australia is partnering with Everybody’s Home on campaign activities. Housing Plus provides the homelessness and housing support service to vulnerable people in Orange. In 2019-20, Housing Plus saw 1,390 people seeking homelessness support from their service, 778 of whom were women. 580 people were aged 25-64 years, 372 people who … read more

It’s time to celebrate

POSTED BY:Rochelle July 6, 2020 CATEGORIES:News

The Opportunity Pathways program launched in May 2019. After 12 months of working with some amazing motivated people, with their permission, we would like to share some of their stories with you. The Opportunity Pathways connects social housing clients and their household members to access practical and financial assistance, training and work opportunities to help them prepare for employment, find a job, work more hours … read more

The Brickworks, Bathurst’s new affordable housing site

POSTED BY:Rochelle June 29, 2020 CATEGORIES:Developments , News

Article Published in the Western Advocate 26.6.20 CAPTION : David Hines of Hines Constructions, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, Sam Farraway MLC, mayor Bobby Bourke and Housing Plus CEO David Fisher. A NEW affordable housing development will be available to some of the city’s most vulnerable before the end of the year. Work is moving at a great pace at The Brickworks on the corner … read more

Housing Plus looking at September reopening for former nursing home

POSTED BY:Rochelle June 29, 2020 CATEGORIES:News

Caption: Father Paul Devitt, Gary Wright, Housing Plus, Justin Cantelo, Housing Plus, Project Director, and Catholic Bishop of Bathurst, the Most Reverend Michael McKenna, outside the former Opal Aged Care Facility. Article published in the Western Advocate 23 June 2020 PLANS to reopen the former Kelso nursing home as emergency accommodation are still afoot with Housing Plus hoping the project will be operational later this … read more

Donation brings domestic violence centre to completion

POSTED BY:Rochelle June 18, 2020 CATEGORIES:News

Orange’s first Domestic Violence Crisis Centre, The Orchard, is on track to be operational later this year, thanks to a $75,000 donation towards the fit out and provision of furniture from Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia). The donation is part of Newcrest’s $20M Community Support Fund which has been established to assist their local communities cope with the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. … read more