A new affordable housing complex at East Gosford will be one of three Central Coast projects to benefit from a partnership between the NSW government and Pacific Link Housing.
Two other projects will be delivered at Canton Beach and Warnervale, with a total of 17 social housing homes between the three complexes.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the funding comes from the Together Home program, which helps tenants into longer-term social housing with wraparound supports.
“It builds on the work Pacific Link Housing, specialist homelessness services and the community are doing to prevent and respond to homelessness in our region by providing stability to help people get their lives back on track,” Crouch said.
He said the projects would also create local construction jobs.
Pacific Link Housing CEO, Ian Lynch, said the three projects combined are worth more than $11.4M, including the NSW Government’s $4.9M Together Home Transition program co-contribution, and will deliver 25 properties, 17 of them social housing units.
“Not only will this supply accommodation for people in need, but it will also provide a welcome boost for the local economy,” Lynch said.
He said the East Gosford project would deliver five social housing homes, Warnervale six and the Canton Beach project six more plus eight other mixed-tenancy homes.
Minister for Families and Communities and Disability Services, Natasha Maclaren-Jones, said the $122.1M Together Home program had already helped 728 people with housing needs and 870 with support services.
Of this, $35.5M has been allocated for 150 dwellings to address long-term housing needs.
“In partnership with the community housing sector, this transition program will help more people break the cycle of homelessness for good,” Maclaren-Jones said.
The Together Home program was first rolled out in July 2020 and will support more than 1,054 people sleeping rough into housing.