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2021 Employment & Training Cadetship Project

POSTED BY:Rochelle March 30, 2021 CATEGORIES:Media , News

The Cadetship Project is a new opportunity that provides successful applicants to undertake paid employment with a Community Housing Provider and study a Certificate IV in Social Housing for a period of 12-months. This combination of training and work means you can earn as you learn! Applications Are Now Open With only 25 cadetships on offer this year, now is the time to submit your … read more

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


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

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