SGCH the leading voice as Housing Australia Future Fund passes Parliament

15 September 2023

SGCH is leading the public discussion from community housing providers on next steps now that the game-changing Housing Australia Future Fund has received majority support in the Parliament.

CEO Scott Langford told the Sydney Morning Herald* that the HAFF offered more certainty to CHPs, developers and investors, solidifying a construction pipeline: ‘’We’ve got a series of projects we’d want to put forward in the initial rounds, which could support up to 570 homes, and we’ve got others that would support up to 1000 homes in 12 to 18 months,” he said.

“We hope now that the other elements are provided soon, and we look forward to working with governments of all levels to get keys in doors.”

Mr Langford told the Australian Financial Review* that SGCH has the reputation and runs on the board to overcome the  “challenges (that) are partnerships, planning and construction capacity’’.

Federal Housing Minister Julie Collins referred to the AFR article, naming SGCH in Parliament as major player in the CHP space with a pipeline of properties ready to go.

Mr Langford told the Guardian that the “agreement that will unlock the capital to create more homes for those who need them”.

“This is the culmination of expert advice from a broad collection of housing experts and peak bodies. Progressive legislation such as this is game changing.”

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