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2022 Housing Package programs and initiatives

Closing the Gap – Housing Solutions

Funding allocation

$149.8m over 3 years

What is to be delivered?

The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) will deliver:

  • 200 new homes
  • 260 upgraded homes
  • 4,440 upgrades to improve climate-resilience and energy efficiency

Who will benefit?

  • Aboriginal communities – most of the work will be done in remote and regional locations across NSW
  • Tenants in state and Aboriginal community owned properties

What are the key milestones?

  • 2022–23: Planning and procurement in the first half of the year, followed by construction in the second half of the year
  • 2023–24: Construction and delivery
  • 2024–25: Program completion

What are the key benefits?

  • Reduced homelessness and overcrowding through building 200 new homes
  • Improved quality of life for tenants by rejuvenating 4,700 state and Aboriginal community owned properties
  • Stable housing for women and their families, which will improve employment and education outcomes
  • Economic opportunity through the creation of 658 construction-related jobs, generating 132 jobs for Aboriginal people across regional and remote NSW