A new housing complex in Alice Springs that will provide shelter for those in need has opened its doors, with the first residents settling into their new accommodation.
The Gap, on South Terrace, was formerly a short-stay hostel but has been transformed into transitional accommodation for older women and families with young children.
Minister for Urban Housing, Kate Worden, said: “The South Terrace housing complex combined with a Transitional Housing Program will help the residents’ transition into longer-term housing.”
This service is specifically for older single women and young parents with children who are at risk of homelessness and helping our most vulnerable members of our community to find their way into safe, stable and affordable housing is the right thing to do.Minister for Urban Housing – Kate Worden
As part of the NT Government’s $100 million housing stimulus program, the housing complex features 20 recently refurbished one and two-bedroom units and will be operated by the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC).
CAAHC CEO, John McBryde, said: “The first group of tenants have moved in, marking the start of the Transitional Housing Program.”
The Central Australian Affordable Housing Company’s purpose is to improve lives by providing safe and affordable homes. We are really excited for the opportunity to deliver our Transitional Housing Program.Central Australian Affordable Housing Company CEO – John McBryde
As well as providing accommodation, the CAAHC will assist with tenancy support and referral services to help transition residents into long-term tenancies.