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Monday, January 09, 2006

Salvation Army Accomodation Survey - David Llewellyn, MHA - Tasmanian Government Media Releases

Salvation Army Accomodation Survey - David Llewellyn, MHA - Tasmanian Government Media Releases

Deputy Premier David Llewellyn said today that the State Government was spending millions of dollars to ensure Tasmanians had a roof over their head.
Mr Llewellyn said Housing Tasmania has a budget of almost $98 million this financial year to provide housing assistance to around 17,000 low income Tasmanian families.
“In addition, more than $14 million is provided for emergency accommodation and support for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness under the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program for this financial year.
“In 2004-05 SAAP provided almost 10,000 occasions of support for people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.
“The Government has invested heavily in affordable housing.
“The $95 million Affordable Housing Strategy has so far benefited 2,300 Tasmanian families and individuals, with more than 330 public dwellings built, purchased or under contract, more than 300 public housing properties upgraded and private rental assistance provided to 1,400 households.
“And only last month the Government announced a new $130 million partnership with the community sector to build at least 700 new affordable houses.
“The Government will contribute $24 million to a new Affordable Housing Organisation over four years, as well as making $35 million worth of public land available for community housing developments.
“This is the biggest ever single affordable housing program in Tasmania’s history and will attract $105 million worth of private investment in public housing."
The Government encourages Tasmanians on low incomes who are in need of long-term housing assistance to contact Housing Tasmania to see if they are eligible.


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