Supported Affordable Accommodation
Some exciting news!
The first homes to be built under the Supported Affordable Accommodation model for people with a disability are now complete and ready to occupy as at 16th January 2020. See pictures attached.
The building will comprise of 3 x 2 bedroom units linked to a separate unit with a shared common area as well as support worker accommodation.
To finance this first site and a further 8 sites in the greater Hobart area, the Trust has now secured a contract with the Federal Government for a $6M grant. In the meantime, the project is being financed through a combination of funds from a key unit holder investor as well as a temporary private loan. Further institutional investors will be sought for further developments. The initial building will be leased to Mosaic Support Services who will be using the site for much needed short term accommodation for people with a disability with an NDIS funding support plan.
We have now also secured land in Sorell, Kingston and Bridgewater and we have commenced construction for these sites which we expect should be available around September 2020. Each of these sites will include 3 x 2 bedroom units along with a shared staff support area. These designs will be exactly the same as the building we completed in Glenorchy that you can see in the photos and video's on this website. These sites are already committed to two different service providers in Nexus Inc and Montagu Community Support who are in the process of signing leases to increase their ability to provide group homes for people with disabilities.
A further 5 sites are required in the Greater Hobart area in order to complete our commitments under this Commonwealth grant.
A further 2 buildings, each with the same configuration as Glenorchy are also due to commence construction in Launceston. These buildings are being funded by private institutional investors in the Trust along with some loaned funds and they will be leased out to Devonfield Enterprises for supporting people with disabilities in a group home setting.