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10 October 2018

Twenty (20) long term affordable rental homes will be built to accommodate low income families in housing need at Lynbrook in the City of Casey in Melbourne’s south east, it was announced today.

Funded under the Victorian Property Fund, the units will be designed, developed and managed by Community Housing (Victoria) Limited (CHVL), part of Community Housing Ltd (CHL) Group, Australia’s largest not for profit community housing provider that already manages a number of social housing properties in the City of Casey.

“At CHL we are delighted to be partnering with the government to deliver these much needed affordable housing properties in Lynbrook that are centrally located, close to public transport, schools and shopping complex,” CHL‘s Managing Director Steve Bevington said.

The City of Casey is the most populous municipality in Victoria and with that has come a significant housing shortage with a reported waiting list of more than 4,000 individuals or families.

“City of Casey is one of the fastest growing LGA’s with an increasing demand for long-term affordable housing so this announcement is very timely and will increase the amount of available properties in the area.

“We’ll be doing everything we can to get this project finished as quickly as possible”, adds Steve as the project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

CHL is contributing the land and has been successful in its application for further support in the form of a grant from the Victorian Property Fund, which is providing an additional $2.8 million towards the development.

Officially announced today by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, the new Lynbrook social housing development will consist of three (3) one-bedroom unit, fourteen (14) two-bedroom units and three (3) three-bedroom units.

CHL will manage the tenancies and properties after completion in partnership with local support providers Windermere and WAYSS.

This latest social housing project comes in addition to 28 existing properties managed by CHVL in the area that were opened in 2013, and a further eight (8) that were added more recently for women and children escaping domestic violence as part of the State Government’s $50 million Rapid Housing Assistance Fund.

(L to R) Shari McPhail- CHL State Manager Victoria, Dr Tien Kieu – Labour candidate for South East Metropolitan, Marlene Kairouz- Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation, Steve Bevington- CHL Managing Director and Liz Stinson-CHVL Director





About Community Housing Limited (CHL):

CHL is a national not for profit provider of community and affordable housing to those disadvantaged through market failure. In Australia, the Group manages over 9,000 properties across six states through its extensive network of 25 offices. 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 through 7 offices. 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 range of people in need. www.chl.org.au

For further information contact Preeti Daga 0430 555 241 | Preeti.daga@chl.org.au



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