New social housing supports 'vulnerable people'

Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons, Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister Gareth Ward and Cheryle who is a resident of the recently built SAHF complex at Cartwright.
Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons, Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister Gareth Ward and Cheryle who is a resident of the recently built SAHF complex at Cartwright.

Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons said the new 49-unit social and affordable housing complex on the Elizabeth Drive is not just about giving people a roof over their head.

"It's about providing them with the support they need to thrive," Ms Gibbons said. "Residents who move into the properties receive a service package that includes access to services and support tailored to their individual needs."

The project, part of the NSW Government's innovative Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), was delivered by community housing provider St George Community Housing (SGCH).

SGCH Group CEO Scott Langford said tenants had started moving into their new homes.

"We are steadily delivering over 500 new homes under the SAHF, drawing on the strength of our partnerships with government, financiers and support providers," Mr Langford said.

"Together, we are providing residents the stability of a safe, affordable home linked with supports, this combination serves as a springboard to opportunity."

Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister Gareth Ward said: "This program is all about collaborating with the community housing sector to deliver projects that support vulnerable people, particularly those at risk of homelessness."