The Tasmanian Liberal Government is building more homes for our most vulnerable and improving social housing for tenants, while boosting our economy and creating jobs.

Six more Tasmanians with disability now have supported, well-designed and affordable housing with a new group home in Sorell opened today.

Community housing provider, SAA Trust, has delivered its second group home in Tasmania with two more under construction in Perth and Berriedale.

There’s more in the pipeline with land and planning approvals in place for sites in Kingston, Bridgewater, Risdon Vale and Clarendon Vale.

These homes have been delivered with $6 million of seed funding from the Australian Government provided under the social housing component of the Hobart City Deal.

This has allowed the community housing provider to access private borrowings and meet debt financing through their rental income stream.

This is exactly the sort of initiative and innovation the Tasmanian Government supports.

SAA Trust identified the need for more housing for people with disability and developed a solution to meet that need. This highlights that everyone can play a part in supporting our fellow Tasmanians in need.

The Tasmanian Government has spearheaded this approach through the Community Housing Growth Program.

The Program, announced last year, will deliver up to 1,000 new social and affordable homes over the next three years in partnership with local community housing providers, along with another 500 homes funded and in the pipeline for delivery during this time.

It is a key plank in the Tasmanian Government’s record investment of $615 million into social and affordable housing, and homelessness initiatives.

This includes a $280 million commitment to more social housing for Tasmanians in need and the State’s largest building program of new social housing for decades.

Around 3,500 more Tasmanian households will have a new home by 2027. This will create jobs and provide a boost to the Tasmanian economy in the order of $812 million.

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