Bellingen affordable housing project to start taking in vulnerable women within six months
ABC Coffs Coast
Former aged-care residential units will be transformed into affordable housing for low-income older women in Bellingen on the NSW Mid North Coast.
- Homes for 16 women will be ready within six months, with another 24 homes ready within 18 months
- There are reports of older women in the area living in cars as rents become unaffordable
- NSW’s former housing minister is “embarrassed” the deal with the Commonwealth took so long to finalise
- The Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) sites on Bowra and Watson streets will be rebuilt or refurbished to create 40 apartments for women over 55.