Suitable properties within the Illawarra's private rental market are needed as part of a new program aiming to break the cycle of rough sleeping.
Community housing provider the Housing Trust has been awarded places in the NSW government's $36 million Together Home project.
Housing Trust is one of 19 providers across the state to deliver the program - which aims to transition rough sleepers into secure housing - and is now seeking suitable one and two-bedroom properties in the Illawarra's private rental market.
The chosen providers will acquire properties from the private rental market.
The homes will then provide stable accommodation, linked to wraparound supports to people sleeping rough.
The Housing Trust will acquire and provide 22 such properties.
"Our team is already working to secure properties in the local area and we welcome discussions with landlords and agents who have properties available for long-term affordable rent," Housing Trust CEO Michele Adair said.
Interested landlords and agents should phone 4254 1166.
Another community housing provider selected was Southern Cross Community Housing, who operate within the Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Southern NSW.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the Together Home project would deliver stable housing and wrap-around support for hundreds of people experiencing homelessness.
"Part of this initiative is about finding people a place to call home, but the critical next step is supporting them with the services they need improve their health and well-being, and to rebuild their lives," Mr Ward said.
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