New units in Maitland ready for tenants

Recently the diocese completed the latest in its affordable housing developments, with nine brand new two-bedroom units ready for tenants within the Maitland city centre.

Building on its existing affordable housing developments, including Mayfield (completed 2014) and the recently announced former Empire Hotel site in Newcastle West, the latest development at Maitland continues to provide access to quality housing for people throughout the Hunter region.

Offered under the State Government’s National Rental Affordability Scheme, the units will be offered at reduced rates to low to middle income earners who may struggle to pay market rental. Those who may previously have been excluded from new developments will be given the opportunity to access brand new, quality accommodation in Maitland, perhaps for the first time.

Located on Little Hunter Street, the affordable housing development is close to Maitland’s High Street shopping district and a short walk from ‘The Levee’, the new precinct recently opened in Maitland city centre. Each unit features:

  • two bedrooms + study
  • built in robes
  • single lock-up garage
  • air conditioning
  • fully fenced and low maintenance garden.

The newest of its affordable housing developments, the Maitland site sees the diocese deliver on its commitment to mission and outreach throughout Newcastle and the Hunter, as confirmed by Bishop Bill Wright in May of this year:

“The church has, and has always had, a big role in assisting people to make better lives for themselves in the community, whether through education, medical services or the welfare and community services people need.

“We understand that today there's a serious need for secure, affordable housing among a variety of sectors in society…(and) we're keen to expand our support and continue to offer more opportunities for people to access quality, well located rental accommodation throughout the Hunter region,"  Bishop Bill said.

Managed by Community Housing Limited, the Maitland development is now accepting tenant applications. Prospective tenants must meet eligibility criteria.

To learn more, please P Martina on (02) 6691 0100 or 0437 764 294.


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Kate Bennett was the Communications Manager for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle from 2014 - 2017.

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