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New homes to end the insecurity for disadvantaged South Australians


Thursday 21 August, 2014
The first seven of 36 homes for vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians including women experiencing domestic violence have been opened at Andrews Farm today.

Acting Social Housing Minister, Tony Piccolo said the State Government contributed almost $5 million toward the Vibrant North Andrews Farm Project as part of its $20 million Affordable Housing Stimulus Program.

"South Australian community housing provider Junction & Women's Housing, a member of the Junction Australia group, have worked with the State Government to deliver these much needed homes," Mr Piccolo said.

"They will be tenanted by people who have experienced social or economic disadvantage including12 properties allocated to women who are at risk of domestic violence.

"A further three homes will be made available for people with a disability.

"It is a key priority of the State Government to make sure the most vulnerable members of our community have a safe and affordable place to live and the best way to achieve this is through partnerships such as this.

"By working in partnership with the community and business sectors, the State Government will continue to provide innovative housing solutions for low income families.

"When we support people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness into housing, and provide them with services and support, we are helping them to build a better future."

The remaining 29 homes are due for completion by the end of October and are located at:

  •  Faulding Avenue, Munno Para - 4 dwellings
  •  Coventry Road, Munno Para - 7 dwellings
  •  Faith Road, Davoren Park - 9 dwellings
  •  Peachey Road, Smithfield Plains - 9 dwellings.

Junction Australia Chief Executive Graham Brown said his organisation is pleased to be helping deliver affordable homes.

"We are very pleased to work alongside the State Government to provide safe, secure, affordable homes for South Australians."

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