State Funding to Kickstart New SYFS Social Housing Project

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The NSW Government's Community Housing Innovation Fund has contributed $4.82 Million to Southern Youth and Family Services social housing project to construct 21 new units at the Organisation's Warilla site.

The project with a total value of $11.335 Million will deliver homes for vulnerable young people and their families who are at risk of homelessness, as well as provide holistic support with access to counselling, health, wellbeing, education, training and employment services.

SYFS CEO Narelle Clay said the project will help to alleviate housing stress by providing those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with a 'safe and secure place to live - without the heartache, stress and dangers that go with being homeless.

Ms Clay added, 'At a time when incomes can be very low, when there's not enough social or affordable housing, and a 10-year waiting list for public housing, I think it's an amazing thing that we can get this happening. We hope NSW continues to deliver increased funding for capital projects such as this.'

Construction of the Project is scheduled to begin by the end of this year with completion of January 2023.