Additional affordable housing for vulnerable women at risk of homelessness is coming soon to south-western Sydney as part of a joint initiative by the NSW Government and Muslim Women Australia.
Equally co-funded by Muslim Women Australia (MWA) and the NSW Government under the Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF), the project will deliver 12 units valued at $7.2 million in Greenacre on MWA acquired land.
Minister for Women and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Assault, Jodie Harrison, said she was proud to support the project which was working directly with the community to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women at risk of homelessness.
“This is a prime example of the government working in partnership with a community housing provider to achieve real results,” Ms Harrison said.
“Once complete, purpose-built units will be delivered to meet the needs of vulnerable CALD women who might otherwise remain in violent situations or potentially be faced with homelessness.”
The Greenacre Project features six five-bedroom duplexes and six one-bedroom studios, with separate kitchen and bathroom, inclusive of age modifications. This will cater to a variety of tenancy groups, addressing evidence-based needs for multicultural communities in the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA.
Site constriction is already underway with completion due in early 2024.
CHIF is now a $152.5 million program delivering social and affordable housing in collaboration with CHPs across NSW.
The fund seeks to enhance the viability and longer-term sustainability of the community-housing sector by supporting the growth of CHP owned portfolios.
CHPs contribute equity, debt, tax exemption / concessions and other resources to capital supply projects.