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Government sells more than $700,00 worth of public housing in Riverina

From the Eastern Riverina Chronicle:

The state government is recycling its public housing property portfolio in a bid to cut waiting times in some Riverina towns of more than 10 years.

During the last two years, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has sold off more than $700,000 worth of Riverina properties and is building five new houses with the proceeds.

Wagga’s social housing waiting list is typically up to two years, but people hoping for a roof over their heads in Coolamon, Culcairn, Lockhart, Coleambally, Urana, Henty, The Rock and Tarcutta could be waiting for more than a decade.

West Wyalong has the shortest waiting period, with houses of all sizes available with 24 months.

“To address this waiting list, the NSW government can confirm that in the last two years $722,000 was raised through the sale of aged housing stock in the Riverina,” a FACS spokesman said. Read more here.

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