Two new housing companies are being established to provide a specialised focus on housing solutions for young people, and women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.
The companies will be not-for-profit, registered community housing providers, and in early 2014 the companies will seek registration under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. It is expected that the housing companies will be in operation and registered by June 2014.
Funding from the Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness 2013/14 Development Fund has been committed to the purchase of up to 25 properties for each housing company to provide a new form of long term transitional housing. The properties being acquired for the housing company for young people will be in Western Sydney and the Mid-North Coast. The properties for the housing company for women and children will be located in South Western Sydney, Western Sydney, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie and the Mid-North Coast.
The establishment of the housing companies is a partnership between Housing NSW with the peak agencies, YFoundations and DV NSW. The model for each housing company is being developed in consultation with services that provide accommodation and support to young people, and women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.
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