Helping improve housing outcomes for all Australians
Jay and his family, are permanent residents who purchased their home through the First Home Guarantee.
David*, a 58-year-old professional actor, moved from a former Housing NSW property in Lavender Bay to SGCH’s Gibbons Street, Redfern property. After being diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, navigating stairs with poor mobility and a walking stick became increasingly difficult at his Lavender Bay home.
‘I had worked 49 years full-time as a teacher, raised a family, contributed to community and church groups. I was settled in a house with a good-sized garden and very supportive friends close by. Through unforeseen circumstances, I was given six weeks to leave the house and find a rental,’ explained Jan.
'Without access to stable, affordable housing, everything in your life is affected. Housing uncertainty does not occur in isolation, it impacts your ability to find a job, to study and focus on work. It takes over all aspects of life, limiting your true potential,' said Nicole.
When circumstances changed, and she couldn't continue living with her sister, Margaret applied for social housing. Whilst waiting for a home in Sydney, Margaret settled into accommodtion in Urunga on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, however her health started to deteriorate.