New housing projects for people with a disability
22nd November 2021
People with disability will benefit from more housing options in Lake Macquarie thanks to a funding boost through the NSW Government’s Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF).
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the NSW Government was partnering with Aruma Services and Evolve Housing to deliver 23 new homes across the region.
“The CHIF is unlocking exciting and innovative development opportunities and adding to the strong pipeline of social and affordable housing being delivered across the region,” Mr Henskens said.
The NSW Government is investing $1.5 million to support Aruma Services to deliver five disability group homes in Wyee, which will enable 20 people to live and receive National Disability Insruance Scheme supports in the community.
Aruma CEO Andrew Richardson said the funding will deliver innovative housing approaches that respond to needs and preferences of people with disability.
“Our purpose is to support people to live a great life, the life they want and the life they choose through our tailored homes and support,” Mr Richardson said.
Evolve Housing has also received $5 million to build 18 new homes in Morriset, which includes 14 social housing properties and four homes for people with disability.
Evolve Housing CEO Lyall Gorman welcomed the investment and said it would result in positive outcomes for tenants and the community alike.
“Inclusive and cohesive services are so important to provide residents with the support they require to sustain tenancies,” Mr Gorman said.
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said the investment will create jobs and deliver positive outcomes for people with disability when complete.
“By working with community housing providers we can deliver life-changing projects that benefit the most vulnerable people in our communities,” Mr Piper said.
For more information, visit https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about/reforms/future-directions/partner-with-the-nsw-government/community-housing-innovation-fund-chif.