A three-level, seven-unit apartment building will be built in St Albans as part of one of the inner-west’s largest social housing projects.
Housing Choices Australia (HCA) was awarded $1.56 million to build the apartments at Gertrude Street.
The funding is part of $6.5 million in state government grants for social housing projects in Footscray and St Albans.
In Footscray, Unison is knocking down its aging 17-bed rooming house on the corner of Napier and Cowper streets to make way for a $9.4 million, 54-unit redevelopment.
Victoria’s largest community housing provider, Unison has been responsible for a number of similar projects for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including the 71-unit redevelopment of the Barkly Hotel in Footscray.
Consumer affairs minister Marlene Kairouz visited the site last month to announce
$5 million in state government funding from the Victorian Property Fund for the project, which will contain 42 one-bedroom units and 12 self-contained studios.
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