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More homes for Highton

2020-02-24
by Communications

Wintringham Housing has been given the green light to build 22 new one-bedroom housing units in Cranwell Court Highton. Thanks to a $6.6 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund, and a contribution of land and an additional $2.5 million from the Alexander Miller Estate, the new units will provide much needed social housing in a region that is experiencing significant housing stress.

The units will support older men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and will be built adjacent to the existing 34-unit development owned and operated in partnership by the Alexander Miller Estate and Wintringham Housing.

“The Trustees are proud to continue Alexander Miller’s commitment to the Geelong region through the provision of much needed, additional social housing,” said Shaun Cannon, Trustee, Alexander Miller Estate.

“It’s very rewarding to see the partnership between the Alexander Miller Estate, the Government and Wintringham Housing, deliver such tangible and beneficial results through this Highton housing development.

“We are proud of the immediate impact this project will have for the Geelong community and that Alexander Miller’s long term legacy continues to thrive,” he said.
Wintringham President, Gerard Mansour said, “Our ongoing work with the Alexander Miller Estate has so far resulted in 171 homes being refurbished or built for people aged 50-plus who have experienced homelessness or financial disadvantage.”

“It’s this genuine commitment from both parties to dedicate our time and resources to not only create purpose-built homes across regional Victoria, but to ensure the residents have access to the services and support they require to successfully maintain their tenancies and a good quality of life, that truly makes this partnership exceptional.

“Building on Wintringham’s track record of delivering quality social housing across Victoria, we’re very much looking forward to welcoming 22 residents to their new homes in late 2021,” said Mr Mansour.

 

Photo caption (L-R): Darren Cheeseman MP Member for South Barwon, Jodi Kennedy Equity Trustees, Michael Deschepper Deputy CEO Wintringham, Shaun Cannon Trustee Alexander Miller Estate, Gerard Mansour President Wintringham, Tim Koerner Victorian Property Fund.

 

How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
 
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