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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2538 ..


Housing ACT—maintenance

Ms Berry (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Kikkert on Wednesday, 23 June 2021):

I receive regular updates on the Total Facilities Management contract. Since commencement of the contract with Programmed Facilities Management on 1 November 2018, I have received seven updates.

Housing ACT—complaints

Ms Berry (in reply to a question by Mrs Kikkert on Wednesday, 23 June 2021):

I have been invited and accepted invitations to attend four different Housing ACT complexes and invited and welcomed inside four Housing ACT tenant’s properties since this term of government commenced.

Housing—homelessness

Ms Vassarotti (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Milligan on Wednesday, 23 June 2021):

The February 2021 update referred to relates to Priority Applications for public housing on the Housing ACT waitlist for January 2021.

This data does not correlate to the number of rough sleepers in Canberra at any one time.

The 99 persons referred to when answering the initial question was the number of persons being supported by Street to Home, a program of St Vincent de Paul. Street to Home workers actively seek those sleeping rough and engage with them to build relationships based on understanding and respect.

As stated during question time on 23 June 2021, as of 31 May 2021, Street to Home reported the program was supporting a total of 99 people. Of these:

12 clients are both accommodated and receiving case management (no longer sleeping rough);

23 clients are receiving case management (may or may not have accommodation); and

64 clients are receiving outreach support (accommodation status is not confirmed to date). Of these, 51 are from Canberra, six from NSW, one from Victoria, two from Queensland, two from South Australia, one from New Zealand, and one unknown.

As of 31 May 2021, there were 187 Priority applications for public housing on the Housing ACT waitlist.


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