More Victorians escaping family violence, homelessness and life on the streets will have a stable home thanks to the Victorian Government.
Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison has announced the latest tranche of Social Housing Growth Fund, the Victorian Government Project which will deliver more than 780 new social housing dwellings across the State, including in Ballarat.
The Fund was established by the Government in 2018 and has created an investment pipeline for new social housing – with the dedicated billion-dollar fund to ensure there are more affordable homes for Victorians year-after-year.
Over the first five years of the fund, the Victorian Government will create up to 2,200 new dwellings and leases for people who need accommodation.
Ballarat is set to receive 9 new social housing dwellings through the program to help ensure everyone the in the community has a safe and stable home.
Centacare Housing Services provides long-term affordable community housing, enabling people in the local community with an affordable alternative to public housing and private rental accommodation.
Centacare currently manage 69 social and affordable housing properties in Ballarat and are now preparing to build nine new apartments at the Mitchell Park site, to complement their existing 29 apartments, as part of the Social Housing Growth Fund.
Eligible community housing organisations have access to low-interest loans in combination with the Social Housing Growth Fund, to help them deliver the big social housing developments Victoria needs.
New homes in Werribee and Doveton delivered by Aboriginal Housing Victoria are the first to be completed under this funding round and tenants are now making themselves at home in their new communities.
Construction of further social housing properties supported by the program are set to be completed throughout the year, including at Hampton Park, Grovedale, Mernda, Bundoora, and Thornbury.
For more information on the Social Housing Growth Fund, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-social-housing-growth-fund.