Armidale Public Housing QWN

Question

16th June 2011

ARMIDALE PUBLIC HOUSING
The Hon. JAN BARHAM: My question is directed to the Minister for Finance and Services, representing the Minister for Family and Community Services. Will the Minister confirm whether Housing NSW has more than 100 empty houses in Armidale? If so, what is planned for those houses? Will the Minister also confirm whether Housing NSW has built more than 100 new one- and two-bedroom units in Armidale?

The Hon. GREG PEARCE: In the interests of everyone, I will take that question on notice.

Answer

2nd August 2011

ARMIDALE PUBLIC HOUSING

 

On 16 June 2011 the Hon. Jan Barham asked the Minister for Finance and Services, representing the Minister for Family and Community Services, a question without notice regarding Armidale public housing. The Minister for Finance and Services provided the following response:

There are currently 27 vacant public housing properties in Armidale. Of these, 10 are currently undergoing maintenance for re-letting to applicants on the Housing Register. Seventeen are currently undergoing refurbishment and will be leased to Homes North Community Housing who will let these properties as affordable housing to households on low to moderate incomes.

Housing NSW advises that it has delivered around 130 new social housing homes in Armidale under the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan. It is my understanding that the new stock comprises mostly one and two bedroom units, with a number of these being adaptable to suit the needs of people with disabilities or mobility problems.