20 July 2023

162 new social and affordable homes delivered in Carlingford


Joint media release with
The Hon Rose Jackson MLC
NSW Minister for Housing and Homelessness    

A partnership between the Commonwealth, NSW Government and Community Housing Provider, BaptistCare has delivered 162 new social and affordable homes in Carlingford for hundreds of people in need.

This project will see 97 social housing applicants moved from the waiting list and into secure accommodation.The remainder of the apartments will be allocated to eligible affordable housing applicants.

The Commonwealth has delivered $70 million through the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) to Community Housing Provider, BaptistCare, helping to deliver more homes under the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) Program.

In addition to developing the Carlingford site, BaptistCare will manage the property and provide wrap‑around support services to tenants under their 25‑year contract term to empower tenants to lead more independent and satisfying lives.

The new estate has 162 new state‑of‑the‑art homes comprising 82 one‑bedroom, 63 two‑bedroom and 17 three‑bedroom apartments for over 55s and single‑parent families at risk of homelessness, in unsafe housing and those impacted by domestic violence.

The NSW Government is committed to delivering housing that people are proud to call home. The Carlingford housing community features a children’s playground, community spaces, underground carparking and native landscaping.

The Albanese Government recently announced a new $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator to deliver thousands of new social homes across Australia, including $610 million for New South Wales.

This will enable the construction of even more homes like the ones being opened in Carlingford.

The apartments are independently certified to the Liveable Housing Australia Guidelines Silver standard, ensuring that the homes are accessible for tenants.

Tenants have started to move into their new homes which became available in June.