A new NSW Government – community sector partnership under Bridge Housing management will house an additional 45 rough sleepers and others experiencing homelessness in the Eastern Suburbs - Inner Sydney region.

A Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Together Home program provides tenancy management services, sourcing suitable housing in the private rental market. Partners Mission Australia, St Vincent De Paul and Salvation Army will deliver support services to clients.

Together Home is a two-year $36m statewide initiative to provide housing to rough sleepers currently staying in temporary accommodation or who have returned to the streets. Funding is provided to obtain leasehold properties managed by community housing providers and wrap around support services.

Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades said: “We have significant experience in the delivery of homelessness programs through our leasehold portfolio and are currently delivering the Step To Home Program (to 50 people over a 4 -year period) in partnership with NEAMI National, Women’s Housing Company and Metro Housing.”

“Every additional person who can be found safe, secure housing with the support services to sustain their tenancies is less vulnerable to COVID-19 and has the chance to improve their health, wellbeing and life circumstances.”

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