$11M Social & Affordable Homes Released Today
Believe Housing Australia was thrilled to launch a new $11M social & affordable housing development in Woodville West today.
The launch marked the release of 30 new homes – including apartments and villas – for young people, over 55s, people living with disability, and those who are working and qualify for affordable housing.
Tenants will start moving into the Believe Place Apartments from tomorrow, March 16, and the Over 55 Villas will be ready for move-in from July 2023.
This project was made possible thanks to a partnership between the state government, Believe Housing Australia – AnglicareSA’s housing arm, and a generous private donor.
The Hon. Nat Cook, Minister for Human Services, officially launched the homes and Robert Taylor of Kuma Kaaru conducted a beautiful Welcome to Country.
During a chronic rental affordability crisis, 30 new homes, comprising six villas and 24 apartments, will provide much-needed housing for South Australians, including those who are working and qualify for affordable housing.
Acting Believe Housing Australia Executive General Manager, Stacey Northover, said that once new tenants have moved in, they will be supported to maintain positive, constructive tenancies and that this helps to create strong, safe and sustainable communities.
“There is no doubt that access to affordable housing is a crucial issue facing so many South Australians right now,” she said. “This development was an important investment for the state.”
“The construction of these homes in Woodville West is one part of the solution towards providing homes for younger and older people, those struggling to secure a home in the private rental market, and people seeking accessible disability housing.”
“Recent announcements regarding the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and rental reforms to protect tenants are heartening, but there is still so much to be done over the short and long term to end the housing crisis. We know that it will take a collaborative approach with the community, government and housing sector working together to end this worsening crisis.”
“Housing plays a major fundamental role in the health and wellbeing of people by providing shelter, safety and security. A person who can’t access affordable, secure, appropriate housing experiences several negative consequences, that can include homelessness, poor health, and lower rates of employment and education.”
Thanks go to our Board Chair Tim Sarah for helping to launch the site and to the AnglicareSA Development & Projects Team for all their hard work: Gayle Dunnet, Richard Hubert and Sasha Cameron.
We are grateful to the Believe Place project partners Mossop Construction & Interiors, URPS, FMG Engineering, WT Partnership, City Collective, Able Access Designs, and Lucid Consulting. We’d also like to thank all attendees for supporting the launch event, including people from SAHA, Renewal SA, City of Charles Sturt, Shelter SA, Minda and CARA.