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More accommodation support for homeless

Published 4th July, 2018 in Family & Community Services

More than 28,000 nights of supported accommodation will be provided over the next year for people experiencing homelessness in NSW.

Exterior view of housing accomodation

Nearly $10 million from the NSW Government will help non-government organisations (NGOs) to give temporary accommodation services to people experiencing homelessness in Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Northern Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter New England.

The services will support people with short-term accommodation, and help them move into long-term housing.

The NGOs include St Vincent de Paul, Dignity, Jewish House, Settlement Services International, Platform Nine, Catholic Care, Nova for Women and Children, Carrie’s Place, Providential Homes and Upper Hunter Homeless Support.

They will use properties that are either head leased, owned by them and currently underused, or from charitable organisations.

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the NSW Government is partnering with NGOs to provide solutions tailored to their local area.

“They need more than a roof over their head and that is why we invited the NGO sector to provide accommodation in place of motels,” Ms Goward said.

Find out about the housing support available in NSW

Published 4th July, 2018 in Family & Community Services
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