ACT to start a new housing program to aid low income women

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The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has announced a new housing program for low-income women in ACT.

NHFIC and the ACT Government and Community Housing Canberra plan to finance and build 22 affordable rental dwellings for women in Strathnairn, Canberra. The aim is to support women facing rental stress or at risk of homelessness. 

The proposed program will allow a single woman between the age of 25-45 to find affordable and long term stable accommodation. The homes will be rented for a long term period and will be available to purchase at the end of a 10-year lease–making the pathway to homeownership easier. 

“Too many women across Australia don’t have access to safe and secure housing,” says Minister of Housing, Julie Collins.

“This is an important step in changing that for women in Canberra. This will not only provide an affordable place to rent – it is a stepping stone to the security of home ownership.”

If you’re looking for a pathway to home ownership, the Australian government has several schemes and grants available for people looking to become property owners. 

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