June 19 2018

Eight low income housing units managed by Community Housing (Victoria) Limited (CHVL) have been selected to benefit from one of two fundraising campaigns being conducted by the Bendigo Sustainability Group under the Community Power Hub Program.

Donations are currently being sought to fund the installation of 100 Solar PV panels across the eight social housing units located in Golden Square, Bendigo, with the families tenanting the premises expected to reap financial savings of hundreds of dollars per year under the program.

“This initiative not only aids the financial independence and security of our tenants via the additional savings they will receive each year, but also contributes towards more community owned renewable energy projects in Bendigo and its surrounds,” said Shari McPhail, CHVL State Manager.

“It is a wonderful cause with wide and varied benefits for the whole community. Not only will all contributions made go towards helping those locals most in need by reducing their energy bills, and freeing up money to go towards other necessities but the projects will also create ongoing employment opportunities for those in regional Victoria.”

Officially launched by Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, the campaign is aiming to raise $30,000 and is fully reliant on community donations.

Families and businesses in a financial position to do so, are encouraged to make a tax deductible donation prior to June 30th to be eligible to claim for the 2017-2018 financial year. All donations are greatly appreciated.

To learn more about the projects of the Community Power Hub programs and to donate, please visit https://www.bsg.org.au/community-solar-rooftop-projects-summary/


About Community Housing Limited (CHL):

CHL is a national and international provider of community and affordable housing to those disadvantaged through market failure. CHL is a registered charity. Its vision is ‘A world without housing poverty’.

In Australia, CHL is the largest community housing provider with over 6,800 properties under management across six states. It also develops affordable housing overseas and has offices in Timor Leste, Chile, PNG, Rwanda, Peru and India.

In Victoria, CHL manages over 2,000 properties around the State. CHL’s service offering is diverse from providing pathways out of homelessness to crisis, transitional and long term housing, property development, tenancy and property management, and community development to a wide cohort of people in need. From November, an additional 1,400 properties will be managed by CHL in the NSW’s mid north coast areas of Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Nambucca and surrounding areas as part of the Social Housing Management Transfer Program by the State Government. Recently Queensland based Horizon Housing has announced it is integrating with CHL Group bringing their 2400 properties which will take CHL’s total portfolio to over 11,000 by November 2018.  

For more information contact: Preeti Daga at 0430 555 241 or Preeti.daga@chl.org.au


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