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Low Cost Living For Shepparton Tenants

26 August 2016

Tenants with lower incomes now have access to 20 new homes in Mooroopna West, thanks to a $2.6 million investment by the Victorian Government.

Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was joined today by Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes to officially open the Mooroopna West Affordable Housing Project.

Twelve 3-bedroom homes and eight 4-bedroom homes have been built with environmentally friendly features such as solar hot water systems and double glazing to keep electricity, water and utilities costs low.

The project was supported by the Rural Housing Network which helps tenants with low incomes in the region, and people at risk of homelessness, find affordable temporary and long-term housing.

The Government partnered with the Commonwealth to build the homes, supporting the project through the Victorian Property Fund, which invests in quality, affordable accommodation.

It is maintained by licensing fees and fines paid by estate agents and conveyancers, and is used to finance community-led property projects across Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz

"We want to see all Victorians have access to safe, affordable housing regardless of how much they earn."

“The Mooroopna West Affordable Housing Project is a great example of the Victorian Property Fund supporting housing for Victorians on lower incomes.”

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“It’s great to see all the homes fully tenanted, providing renters on lower incomes in the Shepparton area with affordable housing.”

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