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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 20 May 1993) . . Page.. 1702 ..


MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO. 597

Public Housing - Single Share Accommodation Program

MR. CORNWELL: Asked the Minister for Housing and Community Services -In relation to the Single Share Accommodation Program -

(1) Has Stage 2 been implemented yet.

(2) If not, why not and when is it expected that it will be implemented.

(3) Has the implementation of Stage 1 been successful and what

elements of the Program have been successfully established via

Stage 1.

MR. CONNOLLY - The answer to the Members question is as follows:

(1-3) The Single Share Accommodation Scheme is an initiative of the Labor Government which has proven to be a successful approach to increasing community involvement in public housing. The program currently provides head tenancies to community organisations for a range of target groups, many of whom are at risk of homelessness. Under Stage I of the Scheme, there are eighteen (18) properties currently leased to community organisations. Seven (7) of these were provided during the period of the Alliance Government.

It was always intended that Stage II which involves the allocation of individual tenancies within a shared housing arrangement would be introduced at a later stage. It is anticipated that Stage II will be fully operational before the end of 1993.

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