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St Vincent de Paul Housing has just opened a social and affordable housing complex in Burraneer to provide vulnerable older people with low-cost accommodation and support.
Built on land donated to the St Vincent de Paul Society by a Cronulla butcher in 1959, the development has 27 one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units including refurbishment and adaptive re-use of the original heritage house.
The 36-unit development in Sydney’s south is an initiative of the NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
The Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, said:
“Increasing the supply of social and affordable homes for people in need is a key priority.
“The NSW Government is working together with private and not-for-profit organisations to create a pipeline of quality properties for years to come.
“NSW has an ageing population and we are catering to their housing needs with brand new homes suitable for older people on low incomes.”
The homes were developed and will be managed by St Vincent de Paul Housing (SVdPH) to provide a package of support services under the SAHF.
SVdPH is delivering a portfolio of 500 properties across NSW as part of the SAHF program.
Brian Murnane, CEO of SVdPH, said: “This project will enable the Society to provide high-quality housing and support services for people over 55 in the Sutherland Shire. Many of these people are in housing stress and are on the brink of homelessness”
The SAHF is on track to deliver more than 3,400 homes, with close to 2,800 properties completed or under construction.
The SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions of Social Housing in NSW, the NSW Government’s plan for social housing, which will deliver 23,000 social, 500 affordable and 40,000 private dwellings over 10 years.