Nine new units to ease housing shortage across region

Nine one-bedroom units for those at risk of homelessness will be built across Wangaratta, Shepparton and Seymour, as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Beyond Housing and the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation.

Beyond Housing chief executive Celia Adams said increasing the supply of affordable rental housing for singles in the Goulburn Valley and North East was a key priority of the organisation. BeyondHousing and PLWF have been working together since 2015.

She said both parties would contribute $1.2 million, with construction to begin within the next 12 months.

“Last financial year, we assisted more than 3,600 people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness,” she said.

“No organisation or group can address homelessness by itself. Collaboration is essential.”