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e-Newesletter, August 2010

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New Publications NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING RENTAL COMPANY The Territory Government is establishing a new Aff ordable Housing Rental Company, which will provide rental housing to low to moderate income households at an aff ordable level. The new company will: operate as a non-government en ty provide quality and aff ordable rental to medium and low income Territorians fi ll the gap between the public and private housing markets seek to u lise the Na onal Rental Aff ordability Scheme. An Aff ordable Housing Rental Company is a semi-commercial opera on opera ng at arms length from government. Government seeds the company by providing it with money, stock or land and it partners with the private sector or develops its own stock. Over me, the company is expected to receive suffi cient rental income to be self-sustaining. Expressions of interest to establish and run the company closed in April this year. Preferred respondents have been short-listed and will soon be invited to submit a detailed proposal. A contract is expected to be awarded by the end of December 2010. REMOTE PUBLIC HOUSING Work is underway on the construc on program for remote public housing in the Territory is underway in 30 communi es. Sustainable employment and training outcomes for Indigenous people are a key part of this program and more than 250 local Indigenous people are currently employed in its delivery. Across the Territory 67 new houses have been built and work is under way on another 53. A total of 347 refurbishments and rebuilds are now complete while a further 78 refurbishments and rebuilds are under way. (Note sta s cs accessed in July 2010). Housing Fact Sheets NT Shelter recently updated our Fact Sheets. The Fact sheets provide a range of useful facts and fi gures related to housing in the NT between 2005 and March 2010. The document contains 23 pages of data and graphs on housing mostly in urban areas of the NT. With an index in the front page you can download it all or just the pages you want. Both documents available from our website at; www.ntshelter.org.au Who You Gonna Call? This booklet off ers a directory of support, accommoda on and crisis services in the Darwin region. We hope to have a similar one of these for the Alice Springs area ready soon. 7 Current construc on status Underway Completed New houses (of total 750) 53 67 Rebuilds and refurbishments (of total 230 and 2,500 respec vely) 81 344 Source: h p://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/indigenous/progserv/ housing/Pages/sihip.aspx. Refer to this page also for ac ve packages (the NT Auditor-Generals report lists all packages to SIHIP and the status of lease nego a ons at the date of repor ng). More detailed updates on construc on status can be found at: h p://www.territoryhousing.nt.gov.au/remotehousing/ publica ons2 SIHIP PROGRESS as at 9 July 2010