Clarendon Vale opening shows the importance of secure housing funding

More Tasmanians will have access to supported accommodation with the official opening of new modular homes in Clarendon Vale funded by the Federal Government.
The funding has supported the Supported Affordable Accommodation Trust to deliver 27 new homes across Greater Hobart for Tasmanians living with a disability.
Minister for Housing and Minister for Homelessness, Julie Collins, said the opening showed the importance of secure funding for social and affordable housing right across Australia.
“It’s fantastic to see the completion of social dwellings like this as they directly improve the lives of Australians,” said Minister Collins.
“But we could deliver so much more if we had a secure pipeline of funding for social and affordable housing – which is exactly what the Albanese Government’s Housing Australia Future Fund will do.
“The Housing Australia Future Fund will double the number of new social housing dwellings added to the stock each year for at least the five years from 2024, compared to the period between 2006 and 2021.
“This highlights the need to pass legislation currently before the Parliament to establish the $10 billion Fund.”
The purpose-built units opened in Clarendon Vale will help to directly alleviate the shortage of affordable accommodation for Australians, including people with disability, and promotes independent living arrangements.
Minister Collins reinforced that the Albanese Government will continue to address Australia’s housing challenges through its ambitious reform agenda.
“More Australian’s deserve a safe and affordable place to call home,” Minister Collins said.
“Our housing reform agenda is ambitious, but it must be if we are going to make real, lasting change for Australians.”
As part of the agenda, a National Housing and Homeless Plan will be developed in collaboration with key stakeholders in state, territory and local governments, not-for-profit and civil society organisations, and experts in housing, finance and urban development.
The Plan will set out key short, medium, and longer-term reforms needed to address the range of issues which impact homelessness, and housing affordability and supply.