Social and Affordable Housing fund opens

Member for Murray Austin Evans has encouraged Expressions of Interest for the second phase of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which will deliver up to 1,200 additional social and affordable homes.

Mr Evans said non-government organisations, landholders and the private sector in our region can apply to tap into the new fund and deliver better outcomes for the region’s most vulnerable.

Mr Evans 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 this region look to build consortia and participate in providing housing and supports as part of SAHF 2”

The SAHF was set up with more than $1 billion in seed capital from the Government 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.

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 closing date for Expressions of Interest applications is 21 March 2018.