Sydney receives affordable housing boost
Sydney's residential property sector received an economic boost last week, after the federal government unveiled its plan to deliver more affordable housing across the city.
Opening a new training centre and headquarters in Parramatta on Thursday (March 7), minister for housing and homelessness Mark Butler said the Evolve Housing facility will provide much-needed affordable accommodation solutions and tenant support.
Mr Butler said the centre will also comprise a number of community services focusing on employment, social engagement and personal growth.
"The new fully accessible headquarters contain a Community Activity Centre, educational training rooms, free internet access, an outdoor barbecue area, and meeting rooms for resident activities and resident council meetings," he explained, adding that it will also give local residents the opportunity to build networks and develop friendships.
The minister went on to say that Evolve Housing would play an important role in bolstering accommodation options in the Harbour City, complementing existing programs such as the Housing Affordability Fund, the Social Housing Initiative and the National Rental Affordability Scheme.
"With more than 2,200 affordable homes across 133 Sydney suburbs, Evolve Housing is helping thousands of people who might otherwise struggle to find a home they can afford," he added.