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Modular homes must be quality, safe and built in the right places

Homelessness NSW < 1 mins read

Modular homes must be good quality, accessible, safe and built close to transport and services to be effective responses to homelessness, says Homelessness NSW.

The NSW Government is progressing a pilot scheme to build permanent prefabricated homes to accommodate some of the 57,000 people on the social housing waitlist.

“We support efficient building approaches, but this speed must not come at the expense of quality, safety, accessibility, and high environmental standards,” said Homelessness NSW CEO Dom Rowe.

“The government must also be very careful about where these homes are placed. The last thing we want is to create another layer of disadvantage for people in crisis by putting these homes in the middle of nowhere.

“They must be near transport and services and integrated into existing communities.

“With the scale of the housing and homelessness crisis in our state, we need large-scale, long-term investment in social housing and proper funding for under-resourced homelessness services if we’re going to create meaningful pathways out of homelessness.”

Contact details:

Charlie Moore: 0452 606 171

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