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.
An official launch of the first site is scheduled for Friday 17th January 2020 and it will be opened by Bob Gordon (Chair of the Trust) along with The Hon Luke Howarth MP, Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services as well as Andrew Wilkie MP and Kristie Johnson, Mayor of Glenorchy City Council and Senator Eric Abetz. All of the stakeholders involved with the project have been invited to attend.
It has now been over 4 years since this building concept was first discussed and it has been a very long but rewarding journey. We are so pleased to finally see our first building being completed.