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