Social And Affordable Housing Fund
In March 2017 it was announced that we would partner with the NSW Government to develop and manage social and affordable housing, catering to those most in need across the state, through the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
The units will be developed on BaptistCare-owned land and BaptistCare will own and manage the portfolio. The contract with Government will be over a period of 25 years.
The SAHF is a key component of the Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW strategy that will result in more social and affordable housing dwellings linked to tailored support, to help households gain independence.
The 500 new dwellings will be constructed over the next three years in eight locations across metropolitan Sydney, as well as regional and rural areas, with a focus on seniors and single parent families. The sites are Carlingford, Five Dock, Narellan, Goulburn, Lismore, Springwood, Gosford and Newcastle.
We are a registered Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing, and have been providing affordable housing since 1953.