LGAs funded for social housing

Fifteen Victorian councils have received government funding to build new social housing.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley announced the awarding of a total of $2.5 million to local governments to plan new social housing in their regions.

The councils will are to use the grants of up to $200,000 each for initiatives including creating municipal social housing plans and identifying land suitable for social housing developments.

Minister Foley says, ‘We are giving local governments the help they need to build more modern social housing in their council areas…I look forward to seeing the impact these projects will have in housing Victorians in their respective communities.’

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Source: CHIA