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Come Clean on Commynity Housting Cuts

by Daniel on October 26th, 2011


Minister for Disability and Housing Jay Weatherill says the Liberal Party has announced plans to cut $20 million in community housing projects.

“The Liberals have to come clean on which projects they’re going to cut by redirecting $20 million into Glenside,” Mr Weatherill said.

The Liberal’s media release says they’re going to fund their plans for Glenside by “a reallocation of existing Commonwealth and state funding for community housing projects”.

“You can’t strip money from one disadvantaged group and give it to another – then call it a solution.

“I call on Rob Kerin to spell out which of the important community housing projects he’s going to axe.”

There are 47 community housing projects either underway or in the planning stages to provide a range of accommodation services to people on low incomes, with disabilities or other special needs under the program that the Liberals want to cut.

These are some of the projects the Liberals may be targeting:
Housing Spectrum proposal to build nine units at Mitchell Park to house people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities
Wheelchair Housing Assoc and ParaQuad’s proposal to build 4 units at Greenacres to provide accommodation for people with spinal injuries being discharged from Hampstead Centre
Intellectual Disabilities Services Council proposal to build a unit at Kadina for people with an intellectual disability
Three units at Kilburn for the Women’s Housing Association to provide accommodation for women and their children escaping domestic violence

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