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Butler, Roy to the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services

Considering that data from the Department of Communities and Justice shows that the expected social housing wait time in allocation zone SO95 Broken Hill is up to two years for a one-bedroom property and anywhere from two to five years for multi-room dwellings, and that there are over 80 people on the waitlist for housing in S095, what actions is the Government taking to address this issue in Broken Hill?

Answer -

I am advised:

Compass Community Housing manage around 150 properties in Broken Hill.

As at 30 June 2019, there was one priority housing applicant on the NSW Housing Register for the S095 allocation zone.

Clients in Broken Hill who have a priority need may be eligible for a private rental subsidy while they wait for an offer of social housing.

Clients in Broken Hill are also able to access Rent Choice. Rent Choice provides a time limited private rental subsidy which is tapered over time to enable people to improve their circumstances and sustain private rental housing.

85 per cent of households exit Rent Choice without returning for housing assistance 12 months later, helping to reduce the waiting list for social housing.

Question asked on 28 July 2020 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 70
Answer received on 1 September 2020 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 76