The NSW Government has officially launched its social housing fund, which will deliver an additional 3,000 social and affordable homes for NSW in its first phase using returns from the government’s investment arm, TCorp, to encourage private and non-government organisations to team-up and develop housing projects.
Pacific Link Housing (PLH) has welcomed the announcement, which requires participants like PLH to put forward proposals that include strategies and programs to achieve social outcomes including improved education and employment prospects aimed at helping tenants achieve economic independence.
“Pacific Link has developed a set of award winning tenants support programs to help tenants through connectivity, education scholarships, learner driver lessons and programs leading to employment,” said chief executive, Keith Gavin. “It has long been our policy to assist those tenants who are able to regain their independence and live fulfilling lives outside the sector – and we welcome the NSW Governments’ focus on programs to achieve social objectives.”
More than 100 Pacific Link tenants and their children have so far been awarded education scholarships by PLH following the most recent round announced last week.
“Many more have participated in the wider range of PLH opportunity programs focused on personal growth, participation and skills-building towards employment,” Keith Gavin said.