Centacare Evolve Housing has continued to deliver much-needed social and affordable housing dwellings during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Work to provide social and affordable housing has continued unabated, despite COVID-19.

CEH has delivered 55 new dwellings since January this year, with a further 62 new homes on track for completion by 30 June 2020.

“These new homes are providing a safe place for many vulnerable Tasmanians currently on the public housing waiting list,” Centacare Evolve Housing CEO, Ben Wilson said.

“In these times of physical distancing and isolation and with the restrictions placed on travel, we are particularly proud to be delivering new, safe, and secure housing to families and single people.

“Despite the pandemic, we are as ready as ever to work with the construction sector and government to deliver new housing initiatives. Demand for the supply of new housing will be as great as ever, and construction will be an important economic driver for the State, post-pandemic.”

Mr Wilson said the CEH office in Bridgewater has remained open for business during the pandemic, with staff strictly adhering to Government regulations in relation to social distancing.

Apprentices Connor Baldwin (left), and Tom Dorsett (right), with Ben Wilson CEO Centacare Evolve Housing at a building site in Glenorchy.CEH is ready to lead a construction-led economic recovery in Tasmania, by building more homes for those at risk of homelessness.

“Our work in supporting our tenants and the community has continued unabated during these unprecedented times of need. Our doors remain open, and our staff provide service and advice to our tenants and other people seeking housing assistance by phone.”

Centacare Evolve Housing has a successful track record of helping to alleviate the shortage of new housing stock in the State. It successfully manages more than 1,800 tenancies, and addresses social need via the provision of wrap around services to the community.