Increased social and affordable housing in Western Sydney growth region
SGCH’s latest development of 63-units in Casula further delivers on our commitment to provide hundreds of new homes under the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) program.
SGCH Group CEO Scott Langford “This is the ideal way to start 2021 for new residents and their families, a brand new home that is safe, secure and affordable offering well-located access within the Liverpool area”
Completed in early January 2021, the 7 star NatHERS building is providing a fresh start for 63 households including David* “I watched this place being built and thought I’ll never live anywhere like that. Then I got the call! These places are big and comfortable and the service we get from SGCH is second to none”.
Fellow resident Asma* says “I love this place, there are so many people to talk to but it is quiet too. We feel very settled and so happy to have a nice and safe place to raise our children.”
Financed by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), this development was built by long-term partner PBS Building. With works commencing in February 2020, the project has been delivered safely and on schedule through COVID-19, keeping hundreds of trades employed during the pandemic.
“Combining the benefits of financing from NHFIC, with the innovation of the SAHF, we are able to deliver more new homes. This project has delivered broader economic activity of around $94 million and 290 jobs throughout 2020. In the long term, these homes deliver social and environmental outcomes for residents and the community.”
“In partnership with government, financiers, support providers and our builders, we are delivering stability and the springboard to opportunity making a difference to hundreds of households.”
The $1.1 billion SAHF program offers residents who move into the properties a service package that includes access to services and support tailored to their individual needs.
The site was formerly five single dwellings which were acquired in 2018, transforming into a five storey development with car parking, 15 one and 48 two-bedroom units and features a communal rooftop barbecue area.
As the impact of the pandemic continues to put pressure on low income households, delivering social and affordable housing is a sound investment in communities and strengthens the local economy.
*Names changed for privacy reasons