AFFORDABLE SOCIAL DISABILITY HOUSING | Not-for-Profit Tier-One Community Housing Provider

SDA Housing the Next Step  

BlueCHP welcomed Federal Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Small Business, Hon. Julie Collins MP to open BlueCHP’s first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) delivered under its Guide You Home Initiative. Guide You Home is a unique participant-led approach to designing and constructing SDA. Following our seven-step process, this Robust home in Rydalmere (NSW) is designed to suit the needs of the two young men living in this home long-term.

SILC Director Steve Anthony with the Hon. Julie Collins and BlueCHP CEO Charles Northcote cut the ribbon at the official opening of a new robust home in Rydalmere, NSW.

This home is the first of the Guide You Home initiative, aimed at delivering SDA homes across NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS and SA to 1,250 people, revolutionising how disability housing is delivered. Michelle Northcote has developed this initiative, our Senior SDA Housing Specialist, working with the BlueCHP Development team under Glenn Amanonce, Senior Development Manager NSW/VIC.

A new Robust home opened in Rydalmere (NSW). It is designed to suit the needs of the two young men living in this home long-term.

The program is funded by our financing partners, not-for-profit social impact fund manager For Purpose Investment Partners (For Purpose) and the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) who have each contributed $20 million to the initial tranche of funding.

BlueCHP has been the largest developer of SDA housing over the last number of years, and currently has $35 million of projects at various stages of development.

BlueCHP Chief Executive Officer, Charles Northcote commented, “BlueCHP is committed to the sector and seeking to deliver Specialist Disability Accommodation to 1,250 people across eastern Australia, over the next few years. With partners such as NHFIC and For Purpose we are committed to financing over the long term. This together with BlueCHP’s charitable status provides reassurance to our clients and their families.”

From left, SILC Director Steve Anthony, National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) Chair Adrian Harrington, Minister for Housing, Minister for Homelessness and Minister for Small Business, Julie Collins MP, BlueCHP CEO Charles Northcote, NHFIC CEO Nathan Dal Bon and For Purpose Executive Director Tim Shaw.

For Purpose Executive Director Tim Shaw added, “For Purpose is delighted to partner with BlueCHP to fund this property, which we believe will have a significant positive impact on the lives of the two young men who will call it home.”

SDA is part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme for the provision of care program for participants with high care needs. Expected SDA housing demand will be circa 35,000 places.

BlueCHP is a leading not-for-profit Tier 1 Community Housing Provider focused on the supply of Social, Affordable and Disability Housing. To date BlueCHP has delivered over 130 SDA dwellings, providing homes to over 380 people. BlueCHP has housing assets under ownership/management circa $500m.”