February 13, 2017 @ 10:19pm
The national capital’s first low-cost supportive housing initiative focused on providing quality tenant outcomes for people who have experienced chronic homelessness.
Common Ground Canberra targets the most vulnerable, chronically homeless people in the community. These are people who have been homeless continuously for six months or more, or who have experienced multiple episodes of primary homelessness over a 12-month period.
They often have substantial barriers to housing stability, such as a disability, mental illness or substance misuse disorder. Common Ground Canberra also targets low-income earners who are unable to access other affordable housing options.
“Northside Community Service is proud to work with Argyle on the implementation of the innovative Common Ground housing project in Gungahlin, Canberra. The close collaboration between Argyle as property manager and Northside as support provider has meant that after just 12 months we have already achieved some impressive results, with most formerly homeless tenants moving into education or employment. This partnership is clearly ‘more than the sum of the parts’.” – Simon Rosenberg, CEO Northside Community Services
“It’s a great pleasure to see Common Ground thriving in Gungahlin. It has been wonderful to work with Argyle and Northside to help people most in need, supporting them with secure accommodation and support services so that they can rebuild their lives. We look forward to working towards the development of stage two to continue Common Ground’s good work.” – Di Kargass, Common Ground Canberra