The NSW Liberal National Government has officially opened the Expressions of Interest for the second phase of its Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which will deliver up to 1,200 additional social and affordable homes.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has called on non-government organisations, landholders and the private sector to tap into the new fund and deliver better outcomes for the Hunter’s most vulnerable.
The SAHF was set up with more than $1 billion in seed capital and the second phase of the Fund demonstrates the commitment to investing in more social and affordable housing. Proponents will be asked to put forward proposals that:
- Provide tailored support that will improve employment and education prospects for tenants and their households
- Provide stability and support for vulnerable people of NSW, with a particular focus on supporting women aged 55 and over.
“This year, hundreds of homes are going up in cities, regions and rural areas of NSW, funded under the SAHF,” Ms Goward said.
“Together, with our Communities Plus program, the commencement of Phase 2 will ensure this pipeline of more houses in more locations continues for years to come.”
Mr MacDonald welcomed the news demonstrating the government’s commitment to provide more social and affordable housing to the vulnerable.
“I’d love to see organisations in the Hunter look to build consortia and participate in providing housing and supports as part of SAHF 2”
Proponents can register for an Invitation for Expression of Interest at: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/reforms/social-housing/SAHF/Phase2/how-to-get-involved.
The close date for Expressions of Interest applications is 21st March 2018.