Five year wait for social housing in the Upper Hunter

May 9, 2023 7:41 am in by
Home in Place office in Muswellbrook. Image: Darren Cutrupi

A wait of up to five years with no guarantee you will be allocated a home.

That’s the stark reality for families on the social housing waiting list in the Upper Hunter today.

Provider Home in Place hoping for some direct funding in tonight’s budget to build some more housing in our region to help alleviate the accommodation crisis.

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Business and Public Affairs Manager Martin Kennedy said the Upper Hunter is not even the worst in the state when it comes to the shortage.

He said there are currently around 150 people on the waiting list in Muswellbrook for somewhere to live.