Housing Plus is delivering the largest regional affordable housing build project in Australia with more than 305 new affordable rental homes for low to moderate income earners across Orange, Bathurst, Parkes, Lithgow, Mudgee, Forbes, Blayney, Cowra and Dubbo.
Since commencing this build program in 2019 we have been able to provide new homes for 179 households so far. The remaining properties are scheduled to be finished by the between now and the end of 2023, seeing over 460 residents in brand new affordable homes by this time. Housing Plus provide tenants with more than housing, tenants also have access to other support services to ensure that they sustain their tenancy as well as thrive within their community. “We are delighted to be providing these much-needed new homes and are recognise that there are extreme shortages of affordable houses available across Regional NSW. Just as important is the support that we are able to offer our new customers. Tailored support to assist them with the health, education and employment needs. Our work shows the impact that we can have in the regional communities by locally based regional community housing providers working with government at State and Commonwealth levels to meet local needs” says David Fisher Chief Executive Officer of Housing Plus.
There are other benefits to new tenants too. Housing Plus are building high-quality and energy efficient homes which successfully achieved greater than 7 stars under the National Home Energy Rating System (NatHERS). “Housing Plus aims to assist its customers by providing low energy cost housing. All our new homes are built to 7-star NatHERS which will reduce the running costs of these properties for years to come and is great for the environment” says Justin Cantelo Project Director for Housing Plus.
These additional new homes come at a critical time with increased demand and pressure on the rental market across the region which has resulted in a loss of available rental properties.
Here is the breakdown on where we are delivering these new affordable homes across the Central West.
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