A new housing choice for older public housing tenants
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A new housing choice for older public housing tenants Would you like to live in a brand new 2-bedroom home designed and built with older people in mind, right in your own neighbourhood? Think of sun-filled enclosed courtyards for you and your pet, spacious lock-up garages with internal access, fresh, functional kitchens, plenty of lock-up storage, raised garden beds and room for the family to visit and stay. And all this conveniently located to transport and your local shops and community facilities. Over the next 18 months, in response to the ACT Affordable Housing Action Plan Phase 2, Housing ACT will be building a significant number of new homes at 8 prime locations around Canberra including Conder, Macquarie, Curtin, Kambah, Bonython, Chapman, Florey and Rivett. Each property will be constructed for older public housing tenants in a tranquil, village-like setting, creating a secure, independent and social atmosphere. Eligibility You are eligible to apply for one of these these new properties if you are a Housing ACT tenant aged 65 years and over, or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenant aged 50 years and over; and if your current home is larger than you require. Helping others The demand for public housing in Canberra is very strong. Many disadvantaged families remain on the waiting list because of the shortage of 3–4-bedroom properties. We know that many of our older tenants are living in family homes and may now prefer a smaller, more manageable property. By moving into a new 2-bedroom home in the neighbourhood you know, you will be helping Housing ACT to free up larger properties to house more families more quickly. What each home will feature 2 bedrooms Quality inclusions throughout Modern interiors and exteriors Private, single car lock-up garages with remotes and internal access Lock-up storage sheds Easy access gardens in communal areas 6-star energy efficiency rating, and water tanks Individual, private courtyards A spare bedroom for family or friends Moving assistance provided A lifetime tenure Register your interest If you are interested in moving to one of these new 2-bedroom homes, or would like more information, please ring 6207 1150 or visit www.dhcs.act.gov.au/supportivehousing We welcome your inquiries.