Social housing tenants in NSW will be the beneficiaries of up to $1 billion in Commonwealth Rental Assistance over the next 20 years, following the transfer of 14,000 social housing properties to the Community Housing sector.
Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward announced the successful providers today and said the transfer means Community Housing Providers (CHPs) will now manage more than 40,000 social housing properties in NSW.
“More than 30,000 tenants are already benefitting from CHP managed properties – these providers are able to support vulnerable tenants achieve positive change in their lives through employment and education opportunities,” Ms Goward said.
Ms Goward said the transfer would also benefit social housing tenants by leveraging local networks to strengthen the community housing sector.
“By transferring management to CHPs we are harnessing an untapped resource that can vastly improve the experience of people living in social housing managed by CHPs,” Ms Goward said.
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