More Help for Long-term Accommodation
An $8 million funding boost will support more people at risk of homelessness into stable long-term accommodation.
State Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said the boost is part of a $177.8 million Together Home program, providing leasing and support packages for those who are at risk of homelessness.
“Together Home is a great example of the Government working with community organisations to achieve real results,” Mr Henskens said.
“This will change the lives of many people in the regions who are struggling with cost of living pressures.”
Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said the Liberal and Nationals Government are committed to ensuring everyone has a safe and stable place to live.
“Together Home is a key initiative to support the Premier’s Priority to halve street homelessness in NSW by 2025,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.
“This program will help transition people onto a trajectory away from homelessness and into long-term, stable housing, while improving overall personal wellbeing.”
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said this investment aims to empower people to build a brighter future, and foster connections to community.
“Everyone in NSW should have a roof over their head and receive the wrap-around services they need to thrive,” Mr Roberts said.
The Together Home program is delivered by 18 community housing providers (CHPs) located across NSW, who lease properties in the private rental market to people who have been street sleeping.