CHL TO DELIVER 50 NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES IN ADELAIDE

Date: 2010-06-20


Registered housing growth provider Community Housing Limited (CHL) continues to work in cooperation with the Federal government and Housing SA to grow its housing stock in South Australia, which includes constructing and acquiring new homes.
 
Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek and Federal Labor Member for Wakefield Nick Champion today opened a 10 unit development in Salisbury that includes nine new homes built under the Federal Labor Government’s National Rental Affordability Scheme.

The project was developed by Community Housing Limited (CHL) who has won incentives to build 50 homes across Adelaide under the National Rental Affordability Scheme. Twenty five of these new affordable rental homes are complete and tenanted, with the rest under construction.

CHL has recently tenanted its first properties in Adelaide. The development of these properties has been made possible through a partnership between the South Australian Housing Trust, Community Housing Ltd and Federal Government.

“These new homes in Salisbury are a great example of what the National Rental Affordability Scheme can deliver for those Australians who struggle to afford market rents.

“These homes we are visiting today will be rented at 25 per cent per cent below market rates to people who meet eligibility requirements.

“This will allow key workers such as those in childcare, retail and hospitality to live in areas where their skills are needed.

“I congratulate Community Housing Limited for its investment in affordable housing in Adelaide through the National Rental Affordability Scheme,” Ms Plibersek said.

 “In total there are 50 properties that CHL will deliver this year as part of the South Australian Affordable Rental Housing Program and National Rental Affordability Scheme. The first properties are located in Salisbury and the remaining properties in Elizabeth Park, Blake's Crossing and Park Holme. These first 50 properties will be a long term community resource for Adelaide.  With more than 2000 properties in its housing portfolio, CHL has the experience in successfully integrating affordable housing into local neighbourhoods”, says Mr. Steve Bevington, Managing Director, CHL.

“This project is the start of the development of a long-term affordable housing portfolio to assist people in need of affordable rental housing which include low to moderate income workers with priority given to aboriginal households.  Our approach involves strong communication at the local level and an approach to building housing and managing tenancies that are appreciated by neighbours and the wider community,” says Mr. Bevington. 

Five properties in Salisbury have been tenanted so far with the rest to be tenanted in a few weeks. Ecstatic with their new home, Carmel says, “We would like to thank CHL for offering us the opportunity for creating a warm loving home for my daughters which wasn’t possible before this. This is fantastic.”

“Typical project outcomes are that the new tenants settle in well, the local community is unaffected, and the city continues to grow its stock of affordable homes that can be used to provide secure and stable tenancy for South Australians over the long term,” says Mr. Bevington.
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Community Housing Limited is a national and international provider of affordable housing that was founded in 1994 with a $63,000 grant.  Its mission is ‘to provide affordable and sustainable housing for all’. CHL is a registered Housing organisation in Victoria and an approved growth provider in NSW, Tasmania, WA and SA.

It is a vertically integrated operation that manages the entire housing lifecycle which includes securing funding, locating suitable land, project managing the development which includes design and construction, then managing the tenancy for the long term which includes collecting rents and maintaining the property. 

For more information on CHL contact:

Preeti Daga
Media and Communications Coordinator
Community Housing Limited
T    03 9856 0021
M  0430 555 241
www.chl.org.au.