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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1773 ..


(1) Is funding being cut from the Justice Housing Program for the next two year; if so, why.

(2) How much funding will remain for this program for the next two years.

(3) How will these funding cuts functionally affect the Justice Housing Program.

(4) How many properties are being managed by the Justice Housing Program.

(5) What is the total capacity of these properties.

(6) In what suburbs are these properties located in.

(7) Are members of different families accommodated together in the same property.

(8) How many individuals did the Justice Housing Program service during (a) 2018-2019, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-2021 to date.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. Funding is not being cut from the Justice Housing Program (JHP). Funding has been committed to the JHP through to the 2022-23 financial year.

2. The total funding for the next two years related to the Justice Housing Program is $5.997m.

3. Funding is not being cut from the JHP.

4. The JHP manages 10 properties.

5. Each property has three bedrooms, meaning the JHP can accommodate a maximum of 30 occupants at any one time.

6. The JHP manages 10 properties across eight Canberra suburbs: Downer, Watson, Latham, Richardson, Evatt, Rivett, Page and Torrens.

7. Yes, members of different families are accommodated within the same property.

8. The JHP has housed a total of 43 residents, during (a) 2018-2019, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-2021 to date as follows:

Year

No. of residents

Notes

2018—19

0

JHP commenced on 28 January 2020.

2019—20

4

While the JHP commenced in January 2020, housing came online in May 2020.

2020—21

39

All ten properties were established by March 2021.

Total

43


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders—Yarrabi Bamirr program(Question No 199)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 23 April 2021:


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