New social housing development at Point Clare

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, BaptistCare General Manager for Housing, Mike Furner, and residents of the new units

A new 55-unit social housing development at Point Clare will provide rental accommodation for at least 43 low income seniors and 12 single parent families.

Developed under the State Government’s $1.1B Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), BaptistCare Bouddi Place was financed and developed by BaptistCare. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, joined Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, on a visit to the new complex recently.

“The NSW Government is undertaking the biggest build of social and affordable housing in the country, ” Ward said. “The ground breaking Social and Affordable Housing Fund is providing more opportunities and support services for tenants and will help provide a pipeline of houses for vulnerable people for years to come. ”

Crouch said BaptistCare’s suite of home and community services was tailored to residents’ needs to empower them and help foster independence. “Bouddi Place includes a community centre, park, vegetable garden, communal barbecue area, an onsite manager and a regular schedule of events and activities for tenants, ” he said.

BaptistCare General Manager for Housing, Mike Furner, said the organisation was excited for Bouddi Place to provide the benefits of an intergenerational mix of seniors and families that reflects the broader community.

“We have a diverse mix of tenants from all walks of life at BaptistCare Bouddi Place, from seniors, to key workers and single mums, ” he said. “Some have faced challenges or adversity in their lives, but with the support of our onsite manager and suite of support services, we’re creating a genuine support system that starts with the home and will help them regain independence. ” BaptistCare is a not-for-profit organisation and registered Community Housing Provider.

Source: Media release, Dec 2 Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch BaptistCare website, Dec 9

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